Reid Sunday Concert

Sunday, November 14, 1943
2.30 pm.
1943-44 season, 5th concert



Dr Erik Chisholm - conductor
Dr John Fairbairn - leader of the orchestra
Janet Howe - contralto
Patrick Shannon - narrator

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 


1. Overture: "The Barber of Seville" ... Rossini

2. (a) aria: "Lieti, Signors" (from "Les Huguenots") ... Meyerbeer
    (b) Santuzza's Romance (from "Cavalleria Rusticana") ... Mascagni

3. Symphony no. 92 in G major ("The Oxford") ... Haydn
       Adagio - allegro spiritoso
       Menuetto: allegretto

4. "Sabbath morning at sea" and "the swimmer" from "Sea Pictures" ... Elgar

5. Orchestral fantasy: "The adventures of Babar" ... Erik Chisholm
       (1) The wedding of Babar and Celeste
       (2) The old, old song of the elephants
       (3) The battle of the rhinoceroses and the elephants
       (4) fete
                     Narrator: Patrick Shannon

6. March: "Pomp and Circumstance" no. 5 ... Elgar


Performance Type:

4-page programme
Programme Notes: 

Programme notes by S.T.M.N.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Series Ticket (10 concerts) Grand Tier, £2.10/-; Area (Reserved) £2; Area (unreserved) £1.10/-; Upper Tier £1; Single Tickets: 5/-, 4/-, 3/- & 2/- from Paterson Sons & Co. Ltd., 27 George St. Programme price: sixpence
Publicity and Reviews: 

On page 4:
- Advert for the third Reid orchestral concert of the season on 20 November 1943: Rossini, 'La Scala di Seta' overture; Britten, 'Les Illuminations'; Schubert, ballet music from 'Rosamunde'; Vaughan Williams, Pastoral symphony; Holst, 'Jupiter' from 'The Planets'
- Advert for the sixth Reid Sunday concert on 21 November 1943: Weber, 'Freischutz' overture; Mendelssohn, violin concerto in E minor; Dvorak, symphony no. 4 in G
- Advert for vacancies for the Reid choir, conducted by Sidney Newman. Rehearsals Monday evenings at 7.30 pm in the Pollock Hall, Marshall Street
 On page 1:
 ARP notice: 'There is complete Air Raid accommodation in the basement of the Hall and the corridors. Shelters are also available at the West End (St John's Church) and in Rutland Square. In the event of an air raid an announcement will be made from the platform.'