in Royal Festival Hall

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Wonderful memories of a concert hall that staged some of the most enjoyable classical music concerts I have ever been to. In particular, Carlo Maria Giulini's stunning performances of Verdi's Requiem, with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus come to mind, but the Hall itself always had such a wonderful atmosphere and welcoming feeling whenever I attended. In the late 60s, I was lucky enough to take part in the first two performances in the RFH with the Wandsworth School Choir, under Russell Burgess - works by John Rutter and Ian Kellam. Looking forward to the re-opening.
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401811075779 accessed: 21 September, 2017 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Manzoni Requiem
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:57:55 +0100