Maude V. White in Cheltenham - early 20th Century

from Friends and Memories, pages 89-90:

About six or seven years ago I drove over from Broadway to Cheltenham to hear him [Sir Charles Santley] sing once more at a concert that was being given at the Winter Gardens. Naturally his voice was not what it had been some thirty-five years ago. How could it be? But the old charm was there, the technique was absolutely remarkable for a man of his age, and when, as an encore, he sang a very simple little ballad, it was with all the old charm and beautiful tenderness! It was worth driving any distance merely to hear words pronounced as he pronounced them. And I am glad, more than glad, to …   more >>

cite as

Maude V. White, Friends and Memories (London, 1914), p. 89-90. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Cheltenham


Maude V. White

Listening to

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Unspecified songs
written by E. Maconchy, Betty Lutyens, Muriel Herbert
performed by Charles Santley
Ballad song performed by Charles Santley

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:39:22 +0000
Approved on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:06:19 +0100