Relayed from Woodville Road Baptist Church.
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn, Baptist Church Hymnal, No. 415 (Tune - 'St. Gertrude')
Scripture Reading: Peter I, Chapter ii
Hymn No. 437 (Tune - 'Penlaw')
Anthem, 'Lead, Kindly Light'..D. Pughe Evans
(Soloist, L.A. Davies)
Hymn No. 382 (Tune - 'Rest')
Sermon by the Rev. Ambrose Lewis
Hymn No. 689 (Tune - 'Eventide')
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National Orchestra of Wales
Leader, Albert Voorsanger
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
The Bartered Bride, which is always considered to be Smetana's best Opera, is a comedy-in parts, indeed, more a Musical Comedy than an Opera. It is full of humorous incidents of Bohemian peasant life, and reproduces on the stage a village festival, gipsy jugglers, a comic village band and the like with, of course, some village love-making of a light-hearted sort. The three Dances we are to hear are a Polka, a Furiant (excited music, with strong stresses and bounding rhythms) and a Dance of Comedians.