Sylvia Townsend Warner in Dorset - 15 August, 1969

from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 326:

Janet rang up with her device for Hilary and his singers to sing for me in the F[rome] V[auchurch] church.  And at 6 I was fetched in her van, & they grouped themselves under the arch and set out with The Silver Swan.  I almost wept for ecstasy to hear singing in the flesh again. The concert ended with When David heard, twice over.

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Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 326. accessed: 7 December, 2023

location of experience: Dorset


Sylvia Townsend Warner
Musicologist, Writer

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Experience Information

Date/Time 15 August, 1969
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


'Hilary' refers to Hilary Machen, his wife Marion, children and friends who were all on holiday in Dorset near STW at this time.

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:36:13 +0100
Approved on Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:05:23 +0000