in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

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/1449167018576 accessed: 27 February, 2024 (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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Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Huddersfield Ladies Choir, Malcolm Sargent

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 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:23:38 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:55:31 +0000