in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I used to be taken to the Ernest Read Childrens' Concerts on Saturday mornings and remember seeing Ralph Vaughan Williams acknowledge applause after a work of his was played. I also remember being fascinated by that huge organ which appeared to dominate the orchestra. I often thought it was pouring with rain outside but later realised that the sound I heard was the paper programmes being waved around by all of the children.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 19 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Ernest Read Childrens' Concerts
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
performed by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:46:26 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:00:12 +0000