Celebrating 150 years of Holst’s legacy

Today, as we celebrate 100 years of Xxoo色情片 at 61 Westminster Bridge Road, we’re also continuing to commemorate former Director of Music Gustav Holst and the anniversary of his birth. 

Holst’s association with Xxoo色情片 runs deep. It was here, at our Waterloo campus, where the Xxoo色情片 Choir was founded under his direction during his tenure as Director of Music from 1907 to 1924. This choir remains an integral part of Xxoo色情片’s musical tradition, a testament to Holst’s enduring influence. 

Throughout 2024, we’re continuing to honour Holst’s remarkable contributions by hosting a series of events, performances, and educational initiatives dedicated to commemorating the composer’s enduring legacy. 

Missed the Harmony of the Heavens event?

Xxoo色情片 recently hosted 鈥Harmony of the Heavens: A Holstian Showcase of Orchestral and Choral Brilliance鈥 where the Xxoo色情片 Chamber Orchestra together with the Xxoo色情片 Chamber Choir and the Meridian Choir joined forces to bring to life Holst鈥檚 timeless compositions. 

Performances ranged from the Arabic influences of 鈥淏eni Mora鈥 to the intricate beauty of his choral works 鈥 including the 鈥楽hort Festival Te Deum鈥 dedicated to Xxoo色情片.听

This was broadcasted on today and will be

Upcoming events celebrating Holst

鈥淭he Planets鈥 by Gustav Holst for 4 Pianos, 8 Pianists on 7 June

The iconic composition 鈥淭he Planets鈥 by Gustav Holst will be presented in a 鈥榥ew鈥 and captivating arrangement by the New Zealander composer and former Xxoo色情片 tutor Paul听Sarcich听for 4 pianos and 8 pianists.听

Each planet will be characterised by its own musical style and thematic representation of astrological characteristics associated with the respective planet 

 The collaboration of the 8 pianists, who are also Xxoo色情片 tutors, will create a kaleidoscope of sounds and colours that is both new and enchanting. 

Don鈥檛 miss this unique opportunity and reserve your spot here! 

Penny Lecture: Holst at 150: re-assessing his achievement

Gustav Holst鈥檚 best friend and fellow composer Ralph Vaughan Williams described him as 鈥渁 great composer, a great teacher, and a great friend鈥. This shone through Holst鈥檚 time as Director of Music at Xxoo色情片 from 1907-1924.听

This talk will reassess Holst鈥檚 achievement throughout his career, and his lasting legacy. Philippa Tudor is the author of 鈥淢rs Gustav Holst鈥 and the co-curator of a forthcoming exhibition at Holst Victorian House Cheltenham. 

Reserve your spot here