Relayed from The Town Hall, Leamington Spa
The name of Francesco Ezechiele Kremgildo Cavaliere Suppe Demelli gives uncertain clues to this composer's nationality. He was of Belgian descent, but his family had lived for many years in Italy. Ultimately, he settled in Vienna and was thenceforth known as Franz von Suppe. Operettas and musical farces were his speciality. He turned out about a couple of hundred such works. Nowadays, we in this country know very few of his works, but some of his overtures are still very popular. That to Poet and Peasant has been arranged for over fifty different combinations of instruments. Jan Berenska is a well-known Midland violinist and conductor ; he gave a recital in Birmingham Town Hall at the age of fifteen, and had a celebrity concert tour with Peter Dawson. He frequently broadcasts in studio recitals and conducts the orchestra of fifteen players which is regularly relayed from the Pump Room, Leamington Spa. He plays the 'cello as well as the violin, and is a composer.
The Central Hall, Birmingham
Conducted by the Rev. NOEL F. HUTCHCROFT
Order of Service
Choral Prelude, I will arise and go to my Father (Wolstenholme)
Hymn, Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim (Tune, Laudate Dominum) (M.H.B. 426; A. and M. 704)
Lesson, John xvii
Anthem, 0 gladsome light (Sullivan) Prayer
The Lord's Prayer
Hymn, Let us join, 'tis God commands ' (Tune, Vienna) (M.H.B. 713)
Address by the Rt. Rev. J. H. LINTON
(Rector of Handsworth)
Hymn, Standing at the portal of the opening year (Tune, St. Gertrude) (M.H.B. 955)
THE CENTRAL HALL CHOIR
Choirmaster, J. A. SHEASBY
Organist, GEORGE PLANT
This Service of Unity is held regularly in Birmingham on the first Sunday of the year-a prominent churchman preaching when it is in a Free Church, a prominent Nonconformist when it is in an Anglican Church.
Bishop Linton became Rector of Handsworth early in the year. From 1919 he had been Bishop of Persia,
I and he was also Principal of the Stewart
Memorial College at Isfahan.
The Rev. Noel Hutchcroft succeeded the Rev. E. Benson Perkins as Superintendent of the Central Hall (Methodist) Mission.
Rev. Noel F.
Rev. J. H.
Rev. E. Benson
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