Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Margery Cullen

Letter No.: 
VWL3309
[About 8th April 1958]

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

To the L.H.M.C. Choirs.

We are very sorry for our own sakes that we cannot be with you for the Festival.1
I shall miss you, - but you need not miss me; you have an excellent and experienced Musical Director, & a splendid Secretary2 - what more do you want?
So, good luck to you, and sing beautiful music beautifully.  This after all is what our Festival is for.
R. Vaughan Williams

as from

Villa Drina, Forio d'Ischia, Italy.


1. The Leith Hill Musical Festival.
2. William Cole and Margery Cullen.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
LHMF Records
General notes: 

Dated to just after Easter but before VW and UVW went to Italy to stay on Ischia with the Waltons, where they arrived on 14 April and stayed until 14 May. The Leith Hill Musical Festival was on 15th - 18th April (see VW Engagement Book for 1958).
Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 741
Original database number: 
580408