Lady Evelyn Barbirolli
Type: Concert
Date: Saturday 25 April 1992

A Prelude to the 1992 Festival

Lady Evelyn Barbirolli gives a talk entitled Behind the Scenes

After a distinguished career as an orchestral player (with the Scottish, Glyndebourne Opera, LSO, Busch Chamber Players etc.) Evelyn Rothwell married John Barbirolli in 1939 and joined him in New York, where he was Musical Director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

Some years later, after they had returned to England (he to the Halle Orchestra) she started playing again, as soloist and chamber music player, and soon she became internationally known. Many works have been dedicated to her and she has made numerous records for EMI and PYE.

Having given up playing she now concentrates on adjudicating, lecturing, and giving Master Classes and Workshops.

Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.