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Posted By: GUEST,Ralph Bacon MBE
22-Jan-08 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
I sang in the choir that performed for the Singing Together broadcasts. In 1947 as a Doncaster Grammar boy of 13, I took part in a pilot recording to see how the programe would be received in schools. From about 1949 three out of 4 programmes were live form London. The odd one was recorded in Leeds on a Saturday afternoon in order that William, Appleby could go into a school on the following Monday morning in order to observe reaction.A special choir,the Danensian Singers made up of girls from Doncaster High School and boys from DGS, sang in all these recordings. I left in 1951 but on my return to teaching in Doncaster in 1957 I was in a second group, the New Danensian Singers, mainly made up of teachers and their wives or husbands plus a doctor and solicitor. The same pattern of monthly recordings followed but they were then done in the Library of DGS. On many occassions they were joined by a choir of boys from the school.
Another of the producers was Gordon Langford but I cannot remember the names of any others.