Benjamin Britten in Aeolian Hall, London - 14 March, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 135:

After dinner I go with F. May (his tickets) to Oriane Madrigal Society concert at Aeolian Hall. under C.K. Scott. This choir sings quite well - but no remarkable tone, ensemble, or intonation. Although pitch was maintained well, as in Harrison's interminable & dull-as-ditchwater "Blessed Damsel" for female voices.*
cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 135. accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: Aeolian Hall, London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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The Blessed Damsel
written by Julius Harrison
performed by C. K. Scott

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 March, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*Julius Harrison The Blessed Damsel (Dante Gabriel Rossetti) for a cappella female voices.

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:07:16 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:30:35 +0100