Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School
Music & Drama
The Joint Schools Musical Concert
The programme for the joint schools concert. The schools contributing were the Boys’ and Girls’ County Schools in Aberdare, and Mountain Ash County School.
H. Emsheimer was Hannalore Emsheimer, (1932–76), from the Mountain
Ash School, daughter of Dr Arthur Emsheimer. Hannalore changed her name
to Hanna Edmonds and later married Dr Barry Norman Lewis.
Leonard W. James, (1930–1994) was from Fforchaman Road, Cwmaman, and was a pupil at Aberdare Boys’ County School. Leonard was a founder member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales in 1946 — indeed he was its first Leader under the conductor Clarence Raybould. Leonard went on to forge a career in music. He was appointed Executant Tutor at UCW Aberystwyth in 1962. He died in Cardiganshire in 1994.
(from School Archives)
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