Leslie Woodgate in Hereford - 16 September, 1936

from Letter from Leslie Woodgate to Adrian Boult, September 16th 1936, pages 193-4:

THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL (HEREFORD), SEPTEMBER, 1936

16.9.36

The first work I heard was Elgar's 'Apostles'. The performance under Dr. Percy Hull was, on the whole, very good. The Choir is the best I have heard at the last three festivals, and sang with life and vigour.

Two Preludes (on 'Eventide', Monk, and 'Dominus Regit Me', Dykes) by Vaughan Williams concluded the morning oratorio. These pieces are written in the usual Vaughan Williams manner, and do not throw any new light on his great mind. They were beautifully written, and I think will sound better in a concert …   more >>

cite as

Lewis Foreman, Letter from Leslie Woodgate to Adrian Boult, September 16th 1936. In From Parry to Britten: British Music in Letters, 1900 - 1945 (London, 1987), p. 193-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1414591059606 accessed: 8 August, 2022

location of experience: Hereford

Listeners

Leslie Woodgate
choir conductor
1900-1961

Listening to

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Prelude, Fantasy and Chaconne
written by George Dyson
The Apostles
written by Edward Elgar
Two Preludes
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 September, 1936
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:57:39 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:52:39 +0000