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Posted By: GUEST,Irene Shettle
17-Mar-05 - 07:33 PM
Thread Name: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
Had another look at the Doncaster Music Service website, and found out the following about William Appleby. He was a young teacher at Doncaster Grammar school when he was appointed as the first music organiser for the local education authority there in 1947. The site states that he was "a highly successful trainer of choirs (and) subsequently became nationally known through his work as a presenter of the BBC's Singing Together programme." It seems from the site that he was responsible for flourishing instrumental music in the area, and died in 1973. A music centre in Doncaster is currently named after him.

In my previous post I got the title of the book of songs wrong - it should have been "Sing Together". I'm still on the lookout for further information. Having looked at the folkinfo.org site I got a distinct blast from the past at the mention of other schooldays programmes like "Music and Movement" (I loathed that one .... music yes, movement no!)