Benjamin Britten in Kensington - 3 December, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Dec 3 1930, page 57:

I write & practise (10.40-12.40) in morning. Go to College in afternoon and have a v. depressing time. Benjamin although quite pleased, says that I am not built for a solo pianist - how I am going to make my pennies Heaven only knows. Then I discover that the Easter term begins on Jan 8th (instead of as I expected Jan 22nd). Go to Kensington Town Hall to Festival at 7.0. The Carlyle singers are 1st in their lot (we didn't sing too badly, I think, because the other choirs weren't at all bad). After until 10.15 combined rehearsal under R.V. Williams.
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Dec 3 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 57. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Kensington


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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The Carlyle Singers performed by The Carlyle Singers

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 December, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:10:07 +0000