Elizabeth Evans-Pughe et al. in Bushey Heath - 21 November, 1961

from Letters of the Evans-Pughe family:

TO: The Rev. J and Mrs. Evans-Pughe,  Coedlys, Llanfairpwll., Anglesey, N.Wales

FROM: Elizabeth and John, St. Nicholas, 97 Windmill Lane, Bushey Heath

DATE:  21 November 1961

…We will look out for a cello for you.  Sorry this is such a scrawl but have been trying to listen to Belshazzar’s Feast while writing: it was a wonderful performance conducted by William Walton, the composer….

cite as

Elizabeth Evans-Pughe and John Evans-Pughe, Letters of the Evans-Pughe family. In Private papers of the Evans-Pughe family. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1442319493882 accessed: 19 May, 2022 (Contributed by Christine Evans-Pughe)

location of experience: Bushey Heath


John Evans-Pughe
Chorister, electronics engineer, National Service

Listening to

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Belshazzar's Feast
written by Sir William Walton
performed by Sir William Walton

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 November, 1961
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. Elizabeth is his wife.

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:18:14 +0100
Approved on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:47:09 +0100