September 1927: Glasgow Eastern Musical Festival

An article on page five of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 13th of September, 1927, reads:




The official syllabus has just been issued of the fourth Glasgow Eastern Musical Festival, which

will be held in Christ Church Halls, Mile End, from January 21 to 28, 1928. The number of

classes (75) shows a further increase on last year due to the addition of several open classes,

including those for operatic solos and mixed voice choirs. Choirs for verse speaking are also

remembered and the syllabus is altogether very comprehensive. The area to which the festival

applies has been further enlarged to include Rutherglen and district, and now embraces the

whole of Glasgow east of Buchanan Street. The adjudicators will be Mr F. H. Bissett, Mr D. T.

Yacamini, Mr Duncan Gunn, Mr Charles R. M. Brookes, and Miss Jean Milligan. Entries close on

November 26th (? – hard to read on original), but the usual extension will be allowed on payment of

double the entry fee. Entry forms may be had from the secretary, Mr James Rutherford, 9

Tollcross Road, Glasgow, E. He will also be glad to enrol new members of the association, who

will bring the double benefit of an enlarged sphere of active interest and an increase in financial

support. Membership is open to both individuals and societies.”