Princess Diana in Royal Festival Hall - late 20th Century

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My happy memories are numerous. Sir Malcolm Sargent rehearsing The Messiah with the Huddersfield Ladies Choir. He made them repeat a phrase several time until it was perfect and tears came to my eyes. This rehearsal was better than the actual performance which was good. Seeing Princess Diana at the ballet performance, head shyly down but smiling. Talking cricket with Michael Parkinson, travelling down the performer's lift with Jane Asher and discussing dyeing eyebrows , I am a redhead too. I felt as a programme seller we were part …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449167017560 accessed: 24 May, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listeners

Princess Diana
Princess

Listening to

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Ballet
Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Huddersfield Ladies Choir, Malcolm Sargent

Experience Information

Date/Time late 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:23:38 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 23:07:59 +0000