Tuesday, 12 April 2016

#plaque366 Sir Malcolm Sargent


April 2016 is Music Month on The Daily Constitutional!

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 


The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!


DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series



Commemorating a famous conductor, Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington Gore SW7…




Born in Ashord, Kent, the son of a coal merchant, Malcolm Sargent remains one of the great names in British music. From 1948 to 1967 he was the principal conductor of the Proms, the annual festival of music staged at the Royal Albert Hall.

His plaque can be found next to the famous old concert hall on Albert Hall Mansions.

At the outbreak of World War Two, Sargent turned down a position with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to return home and play his part by giving the nation music to boost morale.

He was knighted for his services to music in 1947.







Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent…








With the launch of The Rolling Stones Walk on the 5th May 2016 and the return of the Rock'n'Roll London Pub walk on Wednesday nights from the 4th May 2016 the London Walks summer programme 2016 will feature no less than FIVE regular musical-themed walking tours.


To mark the occasion, April is Music Month on The Daily Constitutional!


A month of plaques, locations, facts, reviews and more lies ahead. And I'm compiling the Ultimate London Playlist – get in touch with your favourite London song or piece!





A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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