Led by Ernest Element
Conducted by Reginald Burston
Harry Porter (tenor)
Overture, Mignon Ambroise Thomas
Harry Porter , a Birmingham artist, began his career as a -boy soprano in Yardley Parish Church. He was a pupil of Charles Hedges. In 1934 he won at Leamington and Cheltenham Festivals. His first broadcast was in August, 1935, when he appeared in one of the Birmingham Philharmonic midday concerts.
The Cinderford Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Harry Dobbs
Reginald New (organ)
Chick Fowler (Gloucestershire
George) from the Town Hall, Cheltenham
CHICK FOWLER (Gloucestershire
The Cinderford Choir was founded by its conductor in 1911. It has won over £300 in prizes, including the chief choral contests at Kingswood, Forest of Dean, and other festivals, and a first at the first Cheltenham Festival in 1926. Reginald New is one of the most popular organists in the Midlands and broadcast regularly for some years from Birmingham.
Chick Fowler is a dialect comedian, and created ' Gloucestershire George from the Forest of Dean'.
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