in Royal Festival Hall - 19 May, 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

The Festival of Britain caused great excitement. I was a ninteen year old working in Regent Street, after work on the Sats several of us went to the Sth Bank Exhibition. We were fortunate and got tickets for the May 19th concert of the London Welsh Association, Sir Adrian Boult conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Welsh Choir. The Hall so modern and different and breathtaking. I shall never forget the thick fog on the night of the Fords Works Band Concert, we sat in the front row, Gwen Catley was on the Programme, and it was difficult for her to sing, the fog was inside the …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 24 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Various performed by Gwen Catley, Welsh Choir, Sir Adrian Boult, London Symphony Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 May, 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:11:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:55:23 +0000