Morley College featured on BBC Radio 3's Early Music
A recent edition of the BBC Radio 3 show Early Music examined the role of Morley College - "a place that should have more of a fuss made of it" - in the re-emergence of Renaissance and Baroque music in the British music scene in the 1950s.
Early Music presenter Catherine Bott examines the collaboration between the musicologist Walter Bergmann and the composer Michael Tippett, who met at Morley College in the 1940s while the latter was Director of Music. During Tippett's time in jail for refusing to accept the conditions of his conscientious objection – resigning from Morley - Bergmann took over the choir rehearsals and set up the recorder choir.
The College is described as "an extraordinary place during the Second World War", as it offered an outlet for professional and amateur players during wartime, including many refugees.
You can listen or download the listen or download the full podcast on the BBC website.