Conductor, Harry Heyes
Geoffrey Dams (tenor)
The Metropolitan Works Band was formed in 1911 and first broadcast in the days of the Witton studio. In its early days it was attached to the 1st Warwicks Heavy Battery R.G.A., and latterly it has competed regularly in the championship class at Crystal Palace. Harry Heyes has been conducting the band since 1931.
Geoffrey Dams , the soloist in this concert, has been broadcasting since 1922, and was one of the eight soloists in the original BBC Midland Chorus formed by Joseph Lewis in 1923 to give operatic and choral programmes from the studio. He has also appeared in several Barry Jackson concerts at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
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