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Thread #79364 Message #3630300
Posted By: BBC Researcher
04-Jun-14 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
A bit more info in case anyone is interested in the origins of the programme;
It started in 1939, a few days after the outbreak of war. It went out at 11am on Monday mornings, and a Scottish presenter called Herbert Wiseman created the programme, with the help of a few volunteers from the BBC in Glasgow who sang on the recordings. They did 'Billy Boy', 'Golden Slumber' and 'Michael Finnegan' on the first programme. William Appleby, a schools music organiser and choirmaster from Doncaster started presenting around 1947.