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An oratorio
Edited by John Tobin (soprano) (contralto) (counter-tenor) (tenor) (bass)
The London Choral Society
Boris Ord (harpsichord) Charles Spinks (organ)
The Kalmar Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Leonard Friedman )
Conducted by John Tobin
Part 1


Edited By: John Tobin
Harpsichord: Boris Ord
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Leader: Leonard Friedman
Conducted By: John Tobin
Cleopatra: April Cantelo
Aspasia: Anne Wood
Alexander Balus: Alfred Deller
Jonathan: Wilfred Brown
Ptolemy: Norman Walker


Talk by Harry Franklin , O.B.E.
The speaker, who was formerly Director of Information, Northern Rhodesia, has recently returned from an extensive visit to Africa. He talks about policies and personalities, hopes and fears, in the three central terri'tories, which are preparing for the first federal elections phis year.


Talk By: Harry Franklin


Talk by the Rt. Rev. Principal J. E. Davey
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
Professor Davey reviews a recent book by C. H. Dodd called'The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel.' The book has been in course of preparation for many years and represents Dr. Dodd's life work. Professor Davey has also worked for many years on the meaning of St. John's Gospel.


Unknown: J. E. Davey
Book By: C. H. Dodd


Quartet in B flat (K.458) played by the Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Niasel (violin)
Peter Sehidlof (viola) Mantin Lovett (cello)


Violin: Norbert Brainin
Violin: Siegmund Niasel
Viola: Peter Sehidlof
Cello: Mantin Lovett


Illustrated talk by Fritz Rothschild
The speaker discusses tempo and aocentuation as he thinks rhev were understood in the ' style galant ' period, and plays movements from Mozart's violin sonatas, with Arnold Goldsbrough at the piano.
Last of three programmes


Talk By: Fritz Rothschild
Unknown: Arnold Goldsbrough


by Sir Thomas Malory , Knight
Adapted and produced by Douglas Cleverdon from the text of the Winchester ms edited by Eugene Vinaver with music composed and conducted by P. Racine Fricker
The narration of Sir Thomas Malory spoken by Norman Shelley
(Continued in next column) with Neville Hartley. Ernest Jay Diana Maddox , Norman Mitchell Alan Reid. Richard Wordsworth
A string section of the Goldsbrough Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )


Unknown: Sir Thomas Malory
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Edited By: Eugene Vinaver
Conducted By: P. Racine Fricker
Unknown: Sir Thomas Malory
Spoken By: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Neville Hartley.
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Diana Maddox
Unknown: Norman Mitchell
Unknown: Alan Reid.
Unknown: Richard Wordsworth
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Sir Lancelot du Lake: Robert Harris
Sir Galahad: Frank Duncan
King Arthur: Carleton Hobbs
Queen Guenevere: Maxine Audley
Sir Gawayne: Deryck Guyler
Sir Percival: John Phillips
Sir Bors: Godfrey Kenton
The Gentlewoman: Susan Richmond
The Voice of the Holy Grail: Richard Ainley


Sonata in A played by Yehudi Menuhin violin)
Hephzibah Menuhin (piano) on gramophone records


Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: Hephzibah Menuhin

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