in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Hearing the great Alfred Deller in 'Messiah' filling the RFH with that unique voice:-   seeing the incomparable Louis Armstrong steal the show at a benefit concert for Hungary:-   watching RFH stewards trying vainly to deal with protesters at a famous Russian orchestra's concert:-   the musicians were ashen! - wonderful mid-week 6p.m. organ concerts.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449514515190 accessed: 7 May, 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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Benefit Concert for Hungary performed by Louis Armstrong
Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Alfred Deller

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 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18:55:15 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:01:22 +0000