Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Mr Merlin Morgan – Western Mail – Monday 10th November 1924


LATE MR. MERLIN MORGAN.

LONDON TRIBUTE TO AN ABERDARE MUSICIAN.

FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.

LONDON, Sunday.

 

It was appropriate that London Welshmen should have taken part in the matinee at the London Palladium this afternoon in memory of the late Mr. Merlin Morgan, the gifted Welsh conductor, who died recently.

A native of Aberdare, Mr. Merlin Morgan was a well-known figure in London Welsh circles long before he made a name for himself in the West End theatrical world. He was musical director at Daly’s and the Gaiety theatres. He devoted much attention to the development of Welsh choral music in London. He was, in fact the founder of the London Welsh Male Choir, and this body, under the Conductorship of’ Mr. Llewelyn Bevan, took part in to-day’s matinee. They sang one or two Welsh airs, and were warmly applauded for their contribution to what proved an interesting programme of music. The promoters of the matinee had arranged a programme by singers and others intimately associated with Mr. Morgan, and among the contributors were Ivor Foster, Lilian Davies, Blanche Tomlin, Ivor Novello, Robert Michaelis, Jose Collins, Gabrielle Ray, Harry Dearth, Joyce Carey, and Thorpe Bates. Altogether the matinee, with such a galaxy of talent hosted by the Daly’s theatre orchestra proved a decided success.

 

Western Mail – Monday 10th November 1924

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