The Miners' Hymns at Durham Cathedral

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    The Miners' Hymns

    Durham Cathedral

    The Miners' Hymns is an homage in film and music to the coal mining history of North East England. A collaboration between renowned American filmmaker Bill Morrison and acclaimed Icelandic musician and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Weaving together archive news, documentary and industry footage, Morrison's film celebrates the sense of vibrant community, rich, self-organised culture and the forbearance that characterised the dangerous lives of those who worked underground, and the places in which they lived.
    Jóhannson's original score for The Miners' Hymns draws upon the region's rich brass music culture; it is performed live by a specially selected ensemble of players from the NASUWT Riverside Band and classically trained brass musicians, with organist Robert Houssart, led by Icelandic conductor Gudni Franzson. The music provides an elegiac and atmospheric soundtrack to Morrison’s cinematic images.

    These performances of The Miners' Hymns form part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the BFI National Archive.

    It will be an amazing event I hope you can join us!

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