Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - 18 April, 1998

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Although I could relate memories from most of the above decades the one that is foremost in my mind is that of a wonderful accompanying performance to the 1926 film 'Ben Hur' by the Philharmonic conducted by Carl Davis, using his purposely-written score. What a magical experience that evening was! The applause after the chariot race was such that they thought they might have to stop the film! Excellent! I hope there will be more such evenings upon the re-opening?
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 1 March, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Ben Hur
written by Carl Davis
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 April, 1998
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:27:24 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:39:43 +0000