11, The Oxford Movement by Alec Macdonald
H. 0. Nicholson
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
' The Church, as it now stands, no human power can save So wrote Dr. Arnold of Rugby in 1832. Within a few years of that saying a few scholars at Oxford had started a movement which gave new life to the Church of England. This afternoon the Rector, passing over the controversial questions that were involved, will show Michael something of the lives of three great Church-men of the last century, whose minds and souls the Oxford Movement inspired to devoted work for Christian England : Richard William
Randall, Arthur Stanton , and Robert Dolling.
with Vernon Adcock (xylophone)
Arranged by Father J. J. Bevan and Felix Felton
The speakers inc/ude
Robert Speaight , Ronald Simpson , Henry Hallatt , Norman Shelley , Philip Cunningham (by permission of The Embassy Theatre management)
Programme presented by Felix Felton
In the first two programmes of this series listeners have heard the histories of Westminster Abbey and the Temple Church. This evening's programme tells the story of the foundation of the Congregation of the Oratory in Italy in the sixteenth century, the introduction of the Oratorian idea into England by Newman and Faber, the forming of a community, first in Birmingham, then in London, and the opening of the Brompton Oratory Church in 1884. Listeners will hear of the difficulties and opposition with which the Oratorians were faced and of some of the personalities and events which mark their history.
Father J. J.
The Menges String Quintet:
Isolde Menges (violin)
Beatrice Carrelle (violin)
John Yewe Dyer (viola)
Alfred de Reyghere (viola)
Ivor James (violoncello)
An appeal on behalf of THE HOMES FOR WORKING Boys IN
LONDON by the Rt. Rev. the Lord Bishop of BRISTOL
This is thj sixty-eighth anniversary of the foundation of these six homes, or hostels, for 300 boys, who come to them at the age of fourteen and remain until they are eighteen, or until they are self-supporting. All these boys are either orphaned or homeless, or, through family difficulties, are handicapped at the start of their lives ; they work in the London area at various trades and occupations, but their wages are not sufficient for them to he entirely self-supporting. Without the hostels, they could not manage at all.
Since the inception of the homes some 22,000 boys have been given an opportunity in life. The 300 attend educational, technical, and physical-fitness classes. But the work is dependent on voluntary financial support.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed].
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An anthology of Sacred Music
Under the direction of Sir Walford Davies
The BBC Singers
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Franz Andre
Francois Broos (viola)
Walton's Viola Concerto was completed in 1929 and first played at the Proms that year. It is a poetic, even romantic, masterpiece by a composer who had hitherto shown a stronger predilection for wit than for poetry. The second movement shows many traces of the composer's earlier style, but the work as a whole strikes a deeper note. There are even traces of Elgarian influence, though Walton's emotion is more restrained than Elgar's generally was. But the end of the Concerto is as deeply felt as anything in the whole of English music and the work in its entirety will bear comparison with any work by any composer, British or foreign, written during the last quarter, of a century.
Franz Andre is chief conductor of the Belgian Broadcasting Orchestra which has its headquarters in Brussels, where he has broadcast a great deal of British music, including Vaughan Williams's Symphony No.-4, in F minor, and Walton's Viola Concerto, the solo part of which was played by Francois Broos , principal viola of the orchestra.
Francois Broos is also a professor at the Brussels Conservatoire and a member of the Trio a Cordes de Bruxelles.
This concert may be considered in the light of a friendly exchange of conductors, for it will be remembered that Sir Adrian Boult went to Brussels last year and conducted the Belgian Broadcasting Orchestra.