Henrietta Burkin in St Martin in the Fields, London - 1921

from Memoirs of Henrietta Burkin, page 40:

Dick Sheppard needed to have St. Martin’s Church renovated, so he appealed for thousands of pounds, and it was decided to have a Pageant of “Religion Through the Ages”; it was a huge undertaking, with everyone taking part, and with performances every evening for a week. He knew so many influential people, that he had no difficulty in obtaining the best to help. Laurence Housman to write the play, Ben Webster to produce it, and Gustav Holtz [Holst] to arrange the music. It was all tremendous fun ; I was one of the peasants of the Middle Ages. 

cite as

Henrietta Burkin, Memoirs of Henrietta Burkin. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:118, p. 40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1529669931481 accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: St Martin in the Fields, London


Henrietta Burkin

Listening to

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The Pageant of St. Martin in the Fields
written by Gustav Holst

Experience Information

Date/Time 1921
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:18:52 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:54:15 +0100