in Royal Festival Hall - 1952

from Southbank Centre Archive:

In 1952, my sister Catherine and I, members of Parti Glannan'r Glaslyn , Cerdd chant group, sang in the Festival Hall, this huge new concert hall.  I know that I felt dwarfed on the stage before the huge auditorium, but I also felt the beauty of the Hall, and how warm all woodwork felt, in spite of the fact that we all sang on a prayer because we couldn't hear each other sing! We had especially made Welsh costumes, lace caps, not hats, on our heads. And we were very proud to be invited to this new Hall. Such a marvellous memory!

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 20 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

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Parti Glannan'r Glaslyn, Cerdd chant group performed by Parti Glannan'r Glaslyn Cerdd chant group

Experience Information

Date/Time 1952
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:49:11 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:12:46 +0000