Benjamin Britten in London - 10 July, 1933

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 144:

Mum comes down with me to station when I catch 8.30 back to town. Taxi at once to B.B.C. where I hear end of rehearsal of wireless singers (8 + 2 for boys pt.) doing my Boy. That from 12-12.45; & again aft. lunch back here 2.30-3.30, then a run through for the B.B.C. music staff to hear. I am relieved to say that it all comes off splendidly. They sang it excellently considering they were sight-reading it from M.S. parts (copied at 5.30 in morning!). I am very pleased & bucked.

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 144. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Benjamin Britten

Listening to

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A Boy Was Born
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by Wireless Singers

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 July, 1933
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:44:12 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:09:04 +0100