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A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music


Ida Carroll, Geoffrey Griffiths, St James Church Choir at Birch-in-Rusholme, Eileen Chadwick

Geoffrey Griffiths describes, in quite spacious detail, the concert seat and area that Ida Carroll has booked for him. He saw her father Walter Carroll and a couple of faces from the Matthay School of Music (Northern School of Music) - Diana Lockhart and Eileen Chadwick. He felt sleepy during Mozart but Brahms woke him up.
He's going to see the Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan opera, but has to go alone as none of his family will go with him.
He's looking forward to the choir resuming at Birch Church (which Walter Carroll directs) but is unsure about where all the new people will be as there's not much room.
Speaking for everyone ever he remarks that "Afraid I say I don't like gossip, yet I enjoy it secretly."
He writes about letter etiquette, adjectives and abbreviations. Remarking on possible unemployment he tells Ida not to worry, his family at least have enough money to sustain his parents.
He asks her to another play, "The Women", with a cast of 40 women "-no men!"

With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust
Date is unknown.

Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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