Westminster: George Malcolm centenary exhibition at Westminster Cathedral


George Malcome

George Malcome

Source: Archbishops House

George Malcolm, celebrated musician and Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral 1947-1959, is the subject of a major centenary exhibition in the Chapel of St Gregory and St Augustine in the Cathedral from 10th May to 30th July 2017.

Malcolm was one of the most versatile classical musicians of the 20th century. He is remembered equally for his dazzling playing of the harpsichord, for his conducting of a wide variety of orchestral repertoire, for his inspiring master classes and coaching, for his compositions for liturgical use in the Roman Catholic Church, and for the revolutionary results he achieved with the choir, as Master of Music at the Cathedral in the 1950s.

All these facets of Malcolm’s career will be celebrated in an exhibition of archive material, marking the centenary of his birth and the 20th anniversary of his death.

Letters, photographs, concert programmes, sheet music and record sleeves will be among the items illustrating the achievements of a remarkable man and performing artist. There will also be an opportunity to listen to extracts from Malcolm’s extensive recorded legacy, both with Westminster Cathedral Choir and as a harpsichordist without peer.

The exhibition is curated by Giles Dawson and sponsored by the Friends of Westminster Cathedral.

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