Cadogan Hall, London was the venue of a gala concert in June which celebrated British film music like never before. Few of the best British composers were present at the concert to honor the British industry which has been an integral part of world cinema and has been entertaining world wide audience for years.
Held on 14th June, 2012, the film music listing celebration was attended by eminent composers from the British movie industry and also by few of the finest composers from the country. What made it even more cherished were the two conductors for the show – Nigel Hess and Chistopher Gunning. Nigel Hess, the well known composer of Ladies in Lavender soundtrack is also the winner of two Ivor Novello Awards. He along with his fellow conductor and composer stunned audiences at the ceremony at Cadogan Hall. Christopher Gunning is a renowned composer known best for his of Agatha Christie Poirot. Winner of four BAFTAs and three Ivor Novello Awards, Gunning is a world renowned name which made the Cadogan Hall celebration even more memorable and extraordinary for each of the attending guests.
The celebration reached its crescendo with a performance and presence of music giants such as of Richard Addinsell, William Alwyn, Arthur Bliss, Benjamin Britten, and Vaughan Williams who performed alongside the two award winning composer and conductor – Nigel Hess and Christopher Gunning. That is not all! The program also featured fine performances by music stalwarts such as Richard Rodney Bennett, William Walton, and Eric Coates who along with other homegrown composers performed to make the night a memorable occasion.
The musical night at Cadogan Hall was a cherished occasion for the musical fraternity who gathered under the same roof to pay tribute to British cinema which has given us more than one great musical score which has been hummed by the audiences around the world.