with Isobel Baillie (soprano)
Steuart Wilson (tenor)
Percy Underwood (baritone) and The City of Birmingham Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by George Dyson from the Shire Hall, Gloucester
' The Canterbury Pilgrims '
The Gloucester Choral Society, established in 1861, has 150 singing members, and forms an excellent nursery for the Three Choirs Festival Chorus. The late T. Gambier Parry was its president for twenty-seven years, and later Joseph Bennett , who was music critic of The Daily Telegraph, held this office for twenty-one years.
The Society has had several noted conductors including Dr. Wesley, Dr. Lee Williams , and Sir Herbert Brewer. On the death of the last-named, Herbert Sumsion , the organist of Gloucester Cathedral, was appointed to the post.