Sir Hugh Roberton conducts the Glasgow Orpheus Choir in their first screen concert as they sing various Scottish songs. (clip)
Title: ORPHEUS CHOIR
Reference number: 0016
Director: George Hoellering
Production company: Connoisseur Films Ltd
Running time: 12.07 mins
Sir Hugh Roberton conducts the Glasgow Orpheus Choir in their first screen concert as they sing various Scottish songs.
Shot in London eight days before the Choir's final broadcast and disbandment on 25th June, 1951.
See also newsreel item in Netherlands Film Archive of the Choir's arrival at Schipol Airport in 1947. See additional information file held at Scottish Screen Archive.
conductor Sir Hugh Roberton
d. ph. David Kosky
camera operator Norman Foley
sd. supervisor Ken Cameron
sd. mixer Ken Scrivener
ed. Anne Allnatt
[Shotlisted at different speed. Actual timing is 12.07 mins @ 24 fps]
Credits (1.02); The Choir will sing. "Kedron", psalm tune, "Mice and Men", Scottish song, "The Isle of Mull", Highland song, English words by Malcolm MacFarlane, songs arranged by Sir Hugh Roberton. "Faery Chorus", from the "Immortal Hour" by Rutland Broughton, words by Fiona MacLeod. Choral dance, "Dashing White Sergeant" arranged by Sir Hugh Roberton. Views of Highland landscape (2.23); Sir Hugh Roberton conducts (2.40); The choir itself (4.20); Sir Hugh Roberton gives foreword to the Highland song (5.10); Shots of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir and the Conductor. Panoramic views of island life and scenery (5.44); Shots of Sir Hugh and the Glasgow Orpheus Choir (12.50) The End