Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Jennifer Vyvyan Study Day at Wigmore Hall – Advance News

And news doesn’t get much more advanced than this – which indicates the time-scale that music administration runs to these days but is nonetheless a something for your diary. Or more likely, diaries. Some months ago we approached John Gilhooly, … Continue reading

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Joan Sutherland’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey: a reminder of mortality

Joan Sutherland was a year younger than Jennifer Vyvyan, born in 1926. But that was close enough for their careers to run side by side for a while. And although Sutherland’s career soared to incomparable heights – not for nothing … Continue reading

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DECCA RELAUNCHES ITSELF WITH A NEW COMMITMENT TO SERIOUS CLASSICAL OUTPUT

What a strangely up and down business the record industry is: one minute in collapse, the next in fighting spirit. Not so long ago the Decca label – which historically was the one that carried the overwhelming majority of Jennifer … Continue reading

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A NEW ENGLISH SONG FESTIVAL IN CAMDEN TOWN

One of the most attractively original ideas I’ve come across in ages is a place called The Forge that crosses boundaries in every possible respect. A relatively new designer-build in Camden Town (Delancey Street, just off the High Street on … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE WEBSITE CURATOR

One of the things we’re hoping for this website is that it will become a news platform for subjects that relate not just to Jennifer Vyvyan but to the worlds of (mostly) English singing and English music that she represented. … Continue reading

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Albert Herring Costumes circa 1970

There is always new material and paraphernalia pertaining to Jennifer Vyvyan’s career turning up. We came across these original sketches of Lady Billow’s costumes in Acts 1 and 2 recently from a 1970 production of Albert Herring. You can see … Continue reading

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