Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to an unidentified correspondent

Letter No.: 
[19 March 1931]

The White Gates
Westcott Road

                       Bach Passion
                     Dorking Halls
                   Tuesday March 24

Leave Waterloo 10-5 am
Rehearsals 11.am & 2.30pm

Concert 7.30pm

Return train 10.46 (L. Bridge)
                   10.59 (Waterloo)

Flat Pitch - Morning Dress

If you come to the Monday evening rehearsal the 6.5 from Waterloo will do - But if you would like to come earlier we should be delighted if you would come to a meal here at 6.00 but I expect that after all Gianni Schicchi1 will keep you
R Vaughan Williams

 1. Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi was performed at the Lyceum in London by the Carl Rosa Opera Company on 23 March.


Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/8, f.4
General notes: 

The recipient has not been identified. This was the first performance of Bach's Passion music in the newly opened Dorking Halls.