Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Diana Awdry

Letter No.: 
[25th April 1934]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Diana

It was dear of you & Joyce to send that telegram.
You are in full Fest1 now. I do hope it is going well. The Dream2 I think surpassed all my expectations - the choir were superb & the orchestra played up splendidly. There were about 2 tiny hesitations in the choir. I made one silly mistake - but the orchestra pulled me through that. Steuart & Astra were magnificent & H. Williams also v. good.
Now my dear do try & rest a bit & go off to Madagascar as soon as you can.
It was so lovely having you.
My love & the old fashioned sign

Uncle Ralph

1.  i.e. the Stinchcombe Festival.
2. The Dream of Gerontius performed at the 25th Leith Hill Musical Festival on 20th April, with Astra Desmond, Steuart Wilson and Harold Williams as soloists. A copy of the flier for the Festival is enclosed with the letter.


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MS Mus. 1752/2/1/2, ff. 13-16
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