Du Pré, Hilary, 1942- in Wash Common - July, 1968

from A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré, page 214:

In July 1968, when I was seven months pregnant, the Newbury String Players, conducted by Kiffer, gave a performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in St George’s Church, Walsh Common. Wilfred (Bill) Brown was the Evangelist and I was spellbound by his singing and his complete absorption in the music. I became so inspired, I forgot all the complications of playing the flute and for that performance was able to play uninhibitedly and from my heart.
cite as

Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, and Du Pré, Piers, 1948- (ed.), A genius in the family / Hilary Du Pré (:London, 1998), p. 214. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406056533831 accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Wash Common


Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-

Listening to

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Saint Matthew Passion
written by Bach
performed by Du Pré, Hilary, 1942-, Christopher Finzi, Wilfred Brown, Newbury String Players

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1968
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:15:34 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:54:51 +0000