Reader letter: The crowd at The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra gig was disrespectful and downright rude

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are doing Soundtrack Spectacular at Taverham Hall School.

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are doing Soundtrack Spectacular at Taverham Hall School. - Credit: Mark Bullimore

Having attended the concert at Taverham Hall on Saturday, I thought that the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra was wonderful, the music was wonderful, and the whole programme itself likewise; it's a shame the same cannot be said of a large number of members of the audience who left me wondering why on earth they had bothered to go along in the first place.

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are doing Soundtrack Spectacular at Taverham Hall School. P

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are doing Soundtrack Spectacular at Taverham Hall School. Pictured is conductor Steven Bell. - Credit: Mark Bullimore

Some spent the entire evening chatting and laughing loudly, others were endlessly going to and from the refreshment stalls, whilst others strolled around chatting, all of them seemingly totally unaware that there was a concert was taking place. They showed no respect for the orchestra or for the other concert-goers who had paid to go along and enjoy an evening of music. There was plenty of time for eating and chatting before the concert began, two and a half hours in fact, plus the interval.

It may have helped had the food only been available at these times, and at the end, but to have been selling it whilst The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra was actually performing, seems very disrespectful and downright rude.

Musically, a lovely evening, but for me, it was spoilt by the behaviour of some thoroughly thoughtless people.


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