L J Roberts in Aberystwyth; Neath - between 1916 and 1918

from Wales: A Land of Song, page 337:

The Cymanfa Ganu which has now become an appendage of the National Eisteddfod (being held on the Friday) reveals similar local excellence. At the first Cymanfa, held in connexion with the Aberystwyth National Eisteddfod, the eight thousand singers rendered hymns and difficult choruses with such complete skill (without any rehearsal) that Sir W. H. Hadow, Mus. Doc., and Dr. H. P. Allen (conductor of the famous London Bach choir and now Professor of Music at Oxford) acknowledged in speeches at the Cymanfa, that they were utterly amazed. They confessed that the singing was unique in their …   more >>

cite as

L. J. Roberts, Wales: A Land of Song. In Welsh Outlook: A Monthly Journal of National Social Progress, volume 5, issue 11 (1918), p. 337. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1532959757975 accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: Aberystwyth; Neath


Listening to

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Welsh hymns

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1916 and 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:09:19 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:09:31 +0100