Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by AYLMER BUESST
VICTORIA HOPPER (soprano) Victoria Hopper was born in Vancouver in 1909, and came to England at the age of fourteen. She went to school in Newcastle, where she studied singing until she was twenty. Then, determined to take up a musical career, she came to London and joined the Webber-Douglas School in South Kensington. There she studied music, dancing and languages, for her great ambition was to become an opera singer. At the end of the course, however, she was asked to play in the school's production of J. J. Bernard's drama, Martine, at which Sydney Carroll was present. Mr. Carroll was so impressed that he produced Martine at the Ambassadors, and gave Miss Hopper the leading part. Her next important engagement was as Tessa in Basil Dean's film version of The Constant Nymph. After playing in Humperdinck's fairy opera, Hansel and Gretd, at the Cambridge Theatre In 1933, Miss Hopper was chosen for a big part in Tchekov's Three Sisters at Drury Lane. It was while that show was running that she and Basil Dean were married. Later, Miss Hopper took the leading part in Mr. Dean's film of Lorna Doone, and she has just finished making another film entitled Whom the Gods Love, based on the life of Mozart, in which she plays the part of Mozart's wife, Constanze.
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
with DON CARLOS (tenor)
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON
St. Leonard's Parish Church, Streatham
Order of Service
Hymn, Father of all, to Thee (A. and M.
514; S.P. 252)
Versicles and Responses Psalm xlvi
Lesson, Luke ii, 41-end Nunc Dimittis
Creed and Prayers Grace
Anthem, God be in my head (Walford
Address by the Rev. D. M. SALMON
Hymn, The Heav'nly Child in stature grows (A. and M. 78)
Organist and Choirmaster,
L HUBERT BELTON
Rev. D. M.
An Appeal on behalf of BATTERSEA GENERAL HOSPITAL by Lord ERNEST HAMILTON , President of the Hospital
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to[address removed]
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THE BBC ORCHESTRA
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conducted by OSWALD KABASTA Oswald Kabasta was born at Mistelbach, near Vienna, in 1896. After finishing his, studies at the State Academy of Music and Art, Vienna, he became a theatre conductor and in 1926 was appointed Municipal Director of Music (for opera and concerts) at Graz. In 1930 Mr. Kabasta went to Vienna as principal conductor and Director of the Music Department of the Austrian Radio' Company (Ravag), and has held this appointment ever since.
Until August, 1935, Mr. Kabasta was also a professor at the State Academy of Music, where he succeeded Franz Schalk and directed the conductors' class. Early in 1935 Mr. Kabasta was appointed Concert Director to the Vienna ' Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde', and conducted the whole of the ten subscription concerts, as well as half the choral concerts. Mr. Kabasta has conducted abroad on various occasions, the most important of which being a big Italian tour which he made with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra early in 1935.