Letter from Sydney Ellis

July 5, 1951 | Filed under: Yorkshire Post

Sir, – I quite agree with the remarks by your music critic, Mr. Ernest Bradbury, regarding the lack of appreciation for English music by the citizens of Leeds.

Last Sunday I attended a church service to celebrate the Festival of Britain. The church was only five miles from Leeds. The service included a Doxology sung to the tune of the Austrian National Anthem as composed by Haydn, the anthem was “Zadok the Priest,” by Handel, and, as Mr. Bradbury might have guessed, the “Hallelujah” Chorus from “Messiah” was also included. Alas for British music! – Yours faithfully,

SYDNEY M. ELLIS

Moor Croft, Broad Lane, Bramley, Leeds.