in Royal Festival Hall - in the middle of the 1980's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I remember bringing my son here on his birthday it was a Handel Anniversary Celebration Concert can’t remember which year but it was sort of probably mid-80s and he came totally bored and ended up jumping to his feet and applauding and has had a lifelong love of Handel ever since and he got the whole audience to their feet and I shall never forget that and I shall probably remind him of it next week when I see him. He’s 36 now and I shall totally embarrass him but I shall never forget the rapturous look on his face and it was thanks to this concert hall.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 9 August, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Anniversary Celebration
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1980's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:42:46 +0100
Approved on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:16:28 +0000