in Royal Festival Hall - 7 July, 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

As a very young member of the Luton Girls Choir you can imagine how thrilled I was to be appearing in a memorable concert on July 7 1951 at the Festival of Britain (Skylon and all) in the Royal Festival Hall. We were performing with Tom Jenkins and his Palm Court Orchestra, BramGay on the trumpet and Reginald Foort at the organ. We sang to an audience of 8,000 and 560 of the local people from Luton came on double decker buses. Two afternoon performances attracted more people than any other afternoon concert. We loved the spacious …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 26 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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orchestral music performed by Bram Gay, Luton Girls Choir, Palm Court Orchestra, Reginald Foort, Tom Jenkins

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 July, 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:05:03 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:44:05 +0000