John Evans-Pughe in Cairo - late December, 1946

from Letters of the Evans-Pughe Family:

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

FROM: John Evans-Pughe, M.E.L.F. Cairo, Egypt

DATE: 31st December 1946

….I can’t remember whether I sent you the other programme of the concert we did at Music for all on a Sunday evening.  The last programme of “Ancient Music” that we did last Friday was much too ancient and we had 35 players on the stage and 35 listeners in the audience.  But we gave almost the same programme at a Methodist Church on Sunday 29th and it was enjoyed very much.  Handel’s …   more >>

cite as

John Evans-Pughe, Letters of the Evans-Pughe Family. In Private papers of the Evans-Pughe family. accessed: 4 March, 2024 (Contributed by Christine Evans-Pughe)

location of experience: Cairo


John Evans-Pughe
Chorister, electronics engineer, National Service

Listening to

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Organ Concerto
written by George Frideric Handel, George Frideric Handel
written by Antonín Dvorák

Experience Information

Date/Time late December, 1946
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 hgb3 on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:44:14 +0100
Approved on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:44:36 +0100