in Royal Festival Hall

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Soon after joining the Metropolitan Police in 1959 I attended a concert at the Festival Hall given by the Met Police Band and the Police male voice choir (consisting almost entirely of Welshmen.)  Although I cannot remember much of the programme, I recall a solo given by a police officer with a magnificent baritone voice.  He began a rendering of the best known setting of Kipling's poem, 'The Road to Mandalay' and was well into his stride when he stopped singing and the band and chorus stuttered to a halt.  Then, in a…   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 10 December, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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The Road to Mandalay performed by Metropolitan Police Band

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Fri, 04 Dec 2015 17:49:07 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:58:56 +0000