in Royal Festival Hall - 29 June, 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

On 29 June 1951 in the Cambridge summer vac ( a mature student with national service in the RAF and a year in hospital behind me) I travelled from my parents' home in Essex with friends of both sexes to London. We had a meal at Ley Oh's in Soho, and went to a concert at the Festival Hall, after which we evidently found time to walk round the Festival Exhibition before taking the uncertain train back in the early hours from Liverpool Street. The concert contained Vaughan Williams "Five Tudor Portraits" and Hamilton Harty's "The  Mystic Trumpeter". It was perhaps the most elegant looking…   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 31 May, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Five Tudor Portraits
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Mystic Trumpeter
written by Hamilton Harty

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 June, 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:46:50 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:59:59 +0000