John Evans-Pughe in Cairo - 1947

from Letters of the Evans-Pughe family:

TO: The Rev. J and Mrs. Evans-Pughe, Tovil Vicarage, Maidstone, Kent

FROM: John Evans-Pughe, ON ACTIVE SERVICE, Cairo, Egypt, 1407…

DATE: Thur 16th [month?] 1947

…I spent from 11.30 – 1.00 to-day queueing for tickets at the Cairo Opera House but all in vain – it shut at 1.00 when I was about 5 places from the front…

I went to the Symphony concert with my A.T.S friend on the 9th, it was very good: I’m going to try to get a copy of the Bach Concerto in E – I like it very much.  I’m not sure whether I sent …   more >>

cite as

John Evans-Pughe, Letters of the Evans-Pughe family. In Private papers of the Evans-Pughe family. accessed: 24 June, 2024 (Contributed by Christine Evans-Pughe)

location of experience: Cairo


John Evans-Pughe
Chorister, electronics engineer, National Service

Listening to

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written by Petry
written by Petry
Concerto in E
written by Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time 1947
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


John Evans-Pughe (1925 to 1996) was a chorister (with his younger brother Tom) at the choir of the College of St Nicholas, Chislehurst, under Sir Sydney Nicholson and later a music scholar at Kings School Canterbury, Kent. The St Nicholas choir was recorded for many BBC broadcasts and for Columbia Records. A Columbia recording in 1939 featuring John Evans-Pughe and Michael Lumb as treble soloists singing O Lovely Peace (Handel) and Brother James’ Air (arr. Jacob) was a best seller. John did National Service in Egypt and Greece, and then studied science at Trinity College, Dublin. He went on to became an electronics engineer for Marconi Space and Defence Systems, continuing with music in his spare time.

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:52:14 +0100
Approved on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:43:22 +0100