Echoes from Essex OCTOBER PODCAST 1
Episode 11: An Engineer’s Daughter
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The 1st of our October “Echoes from Essex” Podcasts
Trained at Cambridge University, Beryl Platt (1923-2015) was a distinguished engineer and campaigner for female education who worked on fighter aircraft during the Second World War. Her daughter, Vicky Platt, gives personal and intriguing insights into her mother’s life and her own adventures in mathematics, physics and sailing!
The Music sung by electric voice theatre singers includes acapella works by Essex composers:
Nicola Lefanu – “The Story of I Love You” from “Rory’s Rounds” – a beautiful acapella exposition of love
Eliza Flower (1803 – 1846) “Now pray we for our country” – for SATB acapella chorus
Now pray we for our country
that England long may be
the holy and the happy
and the gloriously free…….
The series presenter is Frances M Lynch, Artistic Director of electric voice theatre. Part of electric voice theatre’s Essex 2020 Minerva Scientifica project “Echoes from Essex” in collaboration with Chelmsford Civic Theatre.