Caroline Franks, RCS soprano and treasurer, writes....
The only ‘story’ I know, which may well be apocryphal, is about Otto Klemperer, when he was in Newcastle, conducting some concert many years ago. He stayed at the Gosforth Park Hotel, at that time the most prestigious hotel in the north east.
Chris Lee, RCS tenor, responds....
My mum had a crush on Sir Malcolm Sargent (apparently, she wasn’t the only one...)
A more 'quotable quote' comes from Sir Malcolm who, when asked “To what do you attribute your advanced age?” answered “Well, I suppose I must attribute it to the fact that I have not died.”