Mrs. Bridge et al. in Broadcasting House - 23 February, 1934

from Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, page 201:

Bath & dinner at 7.30, then Mr. & Mrs. B. take me up to Broadcasting house for contemporary concert. My 'Boy was Born' goes infinitely better than rehearsals, some of it really going well. It goes down pretty well.* Cyril Scott plays 2nd pft sonata; 4 Choral songs of Rubbra (1st 2 very similar) * A Motet of Woodgate (conductor) for a rousing (not much more!) finish. 

cite as

John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 201. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Broadcasting House


Listening to

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Four Choral Songs
written by Rubbra
A Boy Was Born
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by BBC Wireless Chorus (Section A), BBC Wireless Singers octet, Choristers of St.Marks, Leslie Woodgate
written by Leslie Woodgate
performed by Leslie Woodgate
Piano Sonata No. 2
written by Cyril Scott
performed by Cyril Scott

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 February, 1934
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*The premiere of Britten's choral variations, A Boy Was Born, Op. 3, given by the BBC Wireless Singers octet, BBC Wireless Chorus (Section A) and the Choristers of St. Mark's, North Audley Street, conducted by Leslie Woodgate, at a BBC Concert of Contemporary Music in the Concert Hall of Broadcasting House, London W1.

Originally submitted by gkw on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:54:26 +0100
Approved on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:36:26 +0100