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GEORGE'S CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

George was born on February 28th 1917 and 2017 will see a number of commemorative events

 

 

February 24th: Sir Andras Schiff gave the George Malcolm Memorial Concert at Balliol College, Oxford. (Programme)

February 27th: Giles Dawson gave an illustrated talk "Celebrating George Malcolm" which launched an exhibition drawn from George's extensive archives housed at Balliol's Archive and Manuscript Centre.

May 9th to July 30th : An exhibition at Westminster Cathedral, London, curated by Giles Dawson. More HERE and HERE

Decca Records will be issuing 3 CDs featuring George, drawn from their catalogue.

BBC Radio 3 'Music Matters', Feb 19th, included an item on George and the following week he was 'Artist of the Week'.

April 29th and July 8th: Harpsichordist Richard Lester will be giving two recitals in Buckfast Abbey in memory of George to include the Goldberg Variations. More...

 

UPDATE: The exhibition at Westminster Cathedral was launched last night (May 9th) by Sir Nicholas Kenyon. Amongst the distinguished attendees were organist Nicolas Kynaston, violinist Christopher Hirons and singers John Elwes, Ian Partridge and Jeremy White. Giles Dawson, Nicolas Kynaston and Martin Baker shared appreciations and anecdotes about the great man. Beforehand the Westminster Choristers sang Britten's Missa Brevis and it was notable that the two original soloists in the first performance (and Decca recording) were also in attendance: John Elwes (then Hahessy) and Michael Ronayne. Thanks to Giles Dawson and the Friends of Westminster Cathedral for organising such a memorable occasion.