Reid Orchestral Concert

Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 1954
Time: 
7.30 pm.
Season/No: 
1954-55 season, 4th concert

Venue:

Participant(s): 

Dr John Fairbairn - leader of the orchestra
Sidney Newman - conductor
 

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Boris Godounov ... Modest Petrovitch Moussorgsky

Prologue scene 1. The courtyard of the monastery of Novodievicky
A police officer - Iain Robertson
Mitiukha (a peasant) - Robert Shand
Andrei Shchelkalof (secretary to the council) - Nicoll Easton

Prologue scene 2. The Kremlin square
Prince Vassili Ivanovitch Shuisky - Parry Jones
Boris Godounov - Marian Nowakowski

Act II. An appartment in the Tsar's palace
Xenia (daughter of Boris) - Barbara Delano Laing
Feodor (son of Boris) - Roberta McEwan
Xenia's nurse - Mona Benson
Boris Godounov - Marian Nowakowski
Shuisky - Parry Jones

INTERVAL

Act IV. Scene 1. The council chamber of the palace
Shuisky - Parry Jones
Boris Godounov - Marian Nowakowski
Pimen - Nicoll Easton
Feodor - Roberta McEwen

Act IV. Scene 2. A clearing in the forest near Kromy
The simpleton - James MIller
Varlaam - William Tiplady
Missail - Christie Duncan
Polish Jesuit - George Beagrie
Polish Jesuit - Iain Robertson
The pretender (Dimitri) - William Mitchell

Programme: 
8-page programme
Programme Notes: 

Extensive programme notes, together with an outline of the plot (unsigned).

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Programme: one shilling
Publicity and Reviews: 

On p.7: advert for McEwen Hall carol party on 15 December 1954, and a performance of Bach's St John Passion in the Music Hall, George Street on 3 March 1955.