George Malcolm Centenary Exhibition

As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, the Friends of Westminster Cathedral are sponsoring an exhibition on the life and work of the great George Malcolm, Master of Music 1947-1959. Originally conceived to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, 2017 also marks 20 years since his death and 70 years since his appointment as Master of Music. 

The exhibition started life at Balliol College, Oxford – Malcolm's alma mater, and the resting place for a formidable archive that covers all manner of things relating to Malcolm: photographs with prime ministers and impresarios; newspaper reports of his appointment to Westminster Cathedral, a photograph of Malcolm at his First Holy Communion; printed music written when he was just six years old.

Malcolm was an extraordinary 20th-century character, whose influence extended beyond these shores. He has been described as a 'renaissance man' of culture and learning – sometimes irascible, never forgotten.

Edited highlights of the Balliol exhibition will be on display in the Cathedral from 10th May – 30th July 2017.


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