Jervis et al. in Trinity College Dublin - 12 November, 1950

from Letters of the Evans-Pughe family:

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

FROM: John Evans-Pughe, 16, Trinity College Dublin, Eire

DATE: Sunday 12 November 1950

…Jervis has an excellent radio-gram, and he claims to like listening to me practising the violin (it must have been the novelty of the noise), but I have plenty of time to practise while he is out…there is the possibility of my storing someone’ [sic] quite good piano in my rooms and having the use of it…. At present I’m listening to a recording of Haydn’s …   more >>

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John Evans-Pughe, Letters of the Evans-Pughe family. In Private papers of the Evans-Pughe family. accessed: 23 June, 2024 (Contributed by Christine Evans-Pughe)

location of experience: Trinity College Dublin


John Evans-Pughe
Chorister, electronics engineer, National Service

Listening to

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Cello Concerto
written by Antonín Dvorák
performed by Pablo Casals
Symphony No. 94
written by Joseph Haydn

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 November, 1950
Medium broadcast, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


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 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:06:54 +0100
Approved on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:20:06 +0100