Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

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The School Musical Concert, May 1943

Spring (Haydn)
Sleepers, Wake! (Bach)

The 1943 concert was the third in the series instigated by G.P. Ambrose, P.E. Phillips and T.R. James, that continued until the mid-1960s. The musical works in 1943 were ‘Spring’ (Haydn) and ‘Sleepers, Wake!’ (Bach). The soloists included Leeds-born lyric soprano Elsie Suddaby, and the already well-established tenor Peter Pears, who was the partner of Benjamin Britten.

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Reproduced with permission of Rhondda Cynon Tâf Library Service)

Front Page

Front Page


Part I
Details of Items


Background to Works
Chairman of Governors
Part II: Soloists’ items


Members of the Orchestra
[Mari Howells (2nd violins)
later to become the school’s strings tutor]