At the helm of the Royal Choral Society
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Sir Malcolm Sargent: 15 facts about the great conductor
5. At the helm of the Royal Choral Society
In 1928 Sargent became conductor of the Royal Choral Society, retaining this post for four decades until his death. The society was famous in the 1920s and 1930s for staged performances of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's 'The Song of Hiawatha' at the Royal Albert Hall, a work with which Sargent's name became synonymous.