Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Choirmaster and members of the Budo Festival Choir

Letter No.: 
29 August 1955

[From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.]

Dear Choirmaster and Members of the Budo Festival Choir

It gave me great pleasure to receive your very nice letter, especially as it contained all your signatures and your photograph.
I am glad you enjoyed singing my motet.1 I am a great friend of Dr Harold Darke, and I am glad he heard you sing.
I wish you many happy years of singing, and that you will go on from strength to strength.  Perhaps one day my wife and I will have the chance of hearing you sing - perhaps over the wireless, which would be better than nothing.
Thank you once again for your letter.
With kind regards from both of us,
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

1. The choir at Budo in Uganda had sung O taste and see, Catalogue of Works 1952/3. The motet was the test piece in the Namirembe Music Festival, which the choir had won.  A letter and photograph from the choir to VW is at British Library MS Mus. 1714/1/21, ff. 126-157


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MS Mus. 1714/1/21, f. 159
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Text from a transcript sent in 1959 to UVW.

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