Frank Brecknell (tenor)
Evelyn Bury (soprano)
Hilda Singleton (pianoforte)
Each of this trio of Lancastrian artists is already known to Northern listeners. Most of Frank Brecknell 's concert work has been in Lancashire and Cheshire. At the Blackpool Musical Festival of 1931 his singing gained him the coveted silver rose bowl. Evelyn Bury (of Bolton) was able to turn from office work to a musical career after a well-known soloist had recognised her talent and taken over her training. She joined a choir and a local operatic society ; before long she was singing leading parts-first as an amateur, then as * professional. Hilda Singleton , a native of Bury, won a Lancashire County music scholarship. She studied in London at the Royal Academy of Music, and at the Royal Manchester College of Music.
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