Thursday 29 July 1954
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Overture 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Op 21
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Malcolm Sargent conductor
  • Liszt

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
    • Malcolm Sargent conductor
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Richard Farrell piano
  • Arthur Bliss

    A Song of Welcome First concert performance
    • Ian Wallace bass
    • Malcolm Sargent conductor
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • BBC Symphony Chorus (pre-1932, National Chorus; 1933-4, BBC Chorus; 1935-77, BBC Choral Society)
    • BBC Singers (1924-34, Wireless Chorus; 1935-8, 1942-3, 1946-72, BBC Chorus)
    • Elsie Morison soprano
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op 39
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Malcolm Sargent conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Benjamin Britten

    Spring Symphony
    • Marjorie Thomas contralto
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Elsie Morison soprano
    • Watford Grammar School Boys' Choir
    • BBC Singers (1924-34, Wireless Chorus; 1935-8, 1942-3, 1946-72, BBC Chorus)
    • Malcolm Sargent conductor
    • Peter Pears tenor
    • BBC Symphony Chorus (pre-1932, National Chorus; 1933-4, BBC Chorus; 1935-77, BBC Choral Society)

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