Lionel Bradley in Toynbee Hall - 31 January, 1939

from Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 31 Jan 1939:

Jan 31, Toynbee Hall, Orpheus

It would be idle to pretend that I really remember the performance which I heard, 16 ½ years ago in the grounds of Warwick Castle apart from the fact that the chorus on that occasion was several hundreds in number.

My knowledge of the opera depends aurally on the Columbia records & historically on what I have cleaned from Messrs Newman, Cooper and Einstein. To-night’s performance was more than reasonably good. The orchestra was at least semi-professional since 15 of its 31 members appeared with the L.S.O [sic] the previous night…   more >>

cite as

Lionel Bradley, Lionel Bradley Bulletin, 31 Jan 1939. In Special Collections, Royal College of Music, number LJHB-02/034.3. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Toynbee Hall


Lionel Bradley

Listening to

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Orpheus and Eurydice
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Barbara Beaumont, Catherine Lawson, Elisabeth Abercrombie, Gerd Larsen, Hans Gellhorn, Toynbee Hall Opera Club, members of London Theatre Ballet, London Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 January, 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:31:30 +0000
Approved on Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:31:46 +0000