Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - between 1960 and 1998

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I have a friend who used to sing in the Bach Choir. Most years my husband and I would travel to the Royal Festival Hall to hear one of their pre-Easter performances of the St. Matthew Passion conducted by David Willcocks. Being all-day event the concert was memorable from many points of view: the deeply spiritual quality of Bach's music, the rapt attention of the audience, and the happy atmosphere amongst friends and families picnicking during the lunch break. A truly memorable occasion!
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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 28 November, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Saint Matthew Passion
written by Bach
performed by Bach Choir, David Willcocks

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1960 and 1998
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:01:21 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:16:26 +0000