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In The Bleak Midwinter – Film Screening and Q&A with Tony Palmer
April 17, 2018 @ 12:00 am - July 10, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Commissioned by BBC4, Tony Palmer’s documentary features Morley’s chamber choir and explores some of the lesser known aspects of Holst’s fascinating story, including not only his time as the College’s Director of Music but also his association with the radical “red priest” of Thaxted.
The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film-maker, whose long and distinguished career has been recognised by numerous BAFTA and Emmy Awards for films spanning early documentaries on The Beatles, Cream and Jimi Hendrix, to profiles of Maria Callas, Margot Fonteyn, Stravinsky, Wagner, Yehudi Menuhin, Britten, Vaughan Williams, and many others. The film will be preceded by a performance of Holst’s Four Songs for Soprano and Violin, by violin tutor Ana Ivanova and Morley Opera School soprano Ingunn Hrafnkelsdottir.