Kevin Crossley-Holland et al. in Worcester Cathedral and other Three Choirs Festival venues - 8 September, 1954
from The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, pages 36–37:
When I was thirteen and [sister] Sally was ten, we went to the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester Cathedral for a performance of one of my father’s most beautiful pieces, his cantata The Sacred Dance, coupled with the first performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s great oratorio, Hodie. There the great composer sat Sally on his knee and told her that, if ever our parents tired of her, he would adopt her.
Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood (London, 2009), p. 36–37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546690039327 accessed: 5 December, 2023
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written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Sacred Dance
written by Crossley-Holland, Peter, 1916-2001
|Date/Time||8 September, 1954|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Vaughan Williams' cantata 'Hodie' was premiered in Worcester Cathedral on 8 September 1954.