in Royal Festival Hall - between the 1950's and the 1990's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

1950s - sitting on those strange seats "suspended" above the river before going to concerts, organ recitals and ballet. 1960s-1970s - visits not so frequent while the children were young. 1980s - monthly visits to hear mainly the LPO. Annual visits to hear Bach's St Matthew Passion - and singing in the choir with the Kent Youth Orchestra on several occasions. 1990s up to now - visits less often (as we moved to Suffolk) and now to the Philharmonia - special memories of the Philharmonia Children's concerts with our grandchildren. 

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448964972571 accessed: 17 October, 2021 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Saint Matthew Passion
written by Bach
Classical concerts
written by Scarlatti, Chopin, Franz Liszt
performed by Kent Youth Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1950's and the 1990's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:16:12 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:48:24 +0000