Elizabeth Evans-Pughe et al. in Royal Festival Hall - late February, 1961

from Letters of the Evans-Pughe family:

TO: The Rev. J and Mrs. Evans-Pughe,  Coedlys, Llanfairpwll., Anglesey, N.Wales

FROM: Elizabeth    

DATE: 24 February 1961

…We had a wonderful evening at the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday when we saw Jascha Horenstein conduct the BBC Choral Society, BBC Chorus and BBC Symphony Orchestra with Norma Proctor, Teresa Streich, Randall Richard Lewis & K ? Borg as soloists singing Beethoven’s Mass in D (the Missa Solemnis).  We had excellent seats – almost too near the front and a marvellous viewpoint.  It was a …   more >>

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Letters of the Evans-Pughe family. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1442319191588 accessed: 13 June, 2024 (Contributed by Christine Evans-Pughe)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


John Evans-Pughe
Chorister, electronics engineer, National Service

Listening to

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Mass in D
written by Beethoven
performed by BBC Choral Society, K Borg, Norma Proctor, Randall Richard Lewis, Teresa Streich, BBC Symphonic Orchestra, Jascha Horenstein

Experience Information

Date/Time late February, 1961
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


John Evans-Pughe (1925 to 1996) was a chorister (with his younger brother Tom) at the choir of the College of St Nicholas, Chislehurst, under Sir Sydney Nicholson and later a music scholar at Kings School Canterbury, Kent. The St Nicholas choir was recorded for many BBC broadcasts and for Columbia Records. A Columbia recording in 1939 featuring John Evans-Pughe and Michael Lumb as treble soloists singing O Lovely Peace (Handel) and Brother James’ Air (arr. Jacob) was a best seller. John did National Service in Egypt and Greece, and then studied science at Trinity College, Dublin. He went on to became an electronics engineer for Marconi Space and Defence Systems, continuing with music in his spare time. Elizabeth is his wife.

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:13:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:54:43 +0100