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By: Barbara Kendall-Davies

On with the Show

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On with the Show follows on from the first volume of Love and Music, a joint autobiography of singers Christopher Davies and Barbara Kendall.

In 1965, Barbara graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and joined Chris in the musical profession. They had gotten married in 1963 and this is the interesting story of how they coped with what was bound to be a demanding way of life.

The author, Barbara Kendall-Davies, was a professional singer from 1965 until 2012. She is also a prolific painter, having studied at the Birmingham College of Art after she left school. Her first job was in the Wardrobe Department of the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. However, she always sang and she was encouraged to take lessons. She won first prize at her first competitive music festival and began to study seriously with a view to a professional career. In 1961, while working on the news staff of ATV Midlands, she won the Premier Soprano class and the Victory Shield at the Birmingham Music Festival and applied for a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She was successful, and during the first week, she met the baritone, Christopher Davies. They married in 1963 and later founded the Apollo Group of London. In 1995, Barbara was asked to write a monograph of the French 19th century singer, Pauline Viardot Garcia, and this led to her becoming a published writer in France and later in the UK. Her marriage to Chris lasted fifty-five years and their son, Giles Davies, followed them into the profession. She is now based in Jersey and devotes her time to writing. The sequel to Love and Music - Volume One entitled On with the Show will soon follow. Her debut novel, Truth Will Find a Way, was published by Austin Macauley in 2019.
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  • Lisa Fox

    I throughly enjoyed reading the long term love stories written in love letters between this couple , Enjoying their travels and how their careers had progressed and how the had found each other with trust and love and their journey stood the test of time . I will look forward to the next part of their journey .

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