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Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Parry Jones (tenor)
Parry Jones , a native of Blaina, Monmouthshire, now celebrated as a singer, was known in Wales at one time as a Rugby footballer and cricketer as well. He was in the Lusitania when she was torpedoed in 1915, returning from a two years' engagement at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. He was in the water for six and a half hours before being rescued by a. trawler. He had a nervous breakdown as a result. On regaining health he joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company for one tour and then the Carl Rosa Opera Company for four years.
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