Season of Silent Film: Fantasia (1941)

Saturday 20th July, 19:30

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral
Enjoy cinematic masterpieces in the magnificent surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, with our Assistant Director of Music, Jonathan Hope, accompanying on Organ.

Fantasia (1941)
Being the first of is kind, Fantasia is a cinematic musical experience that combines Western classical music with stunning visual animation from Walt Disney and his team of animators. 

Doors: 19.30
Screening: 20.00
Intermission: 21.00
Run time: 124mins
Rating: U

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen
Cast: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Walt Disney (voice), Hugh Douglas (narrator), Julietta Novis (voice)

Content Advice: Violence, Threat and horror
A Tyrannosaurus Rex roars and attacks a Stegosaur, killing it, but without bloody detail.
Another sequence, set to Mussorgsky's 'Night On Bald Mountain', shows Satan as a monster with huge wings, horns and glowing eyes, and ghostly skeletons rising out of the sea and a graveyard. It is clearly fantastical and the sequence has a peaceful, reassuring conclusion.

Pick and Mix, Snacks and Drinks will be available to buy at the welcome desk of the Cathedral.

Screenings will be held in the Nave of the Cathedral which has level access throughout.

Jonathan Hope, Assistant Director of Music
Increasingly in demand as a recitalist, Jonathan’s career to date has taken him throughout the UK, as well as France, Germany, Italy, the USA and Australia. He has performed solo recitals at Westminster Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Saint-Sulpice, Paris. Recitals abroad in the 2016/2017 season include visits to Germany and Italy. Jonathan also regularly improvises to silent movies, which have recently included Lon Chaney’s The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (the latter in the 2016 Three Choirs Festival), Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last and Cecil B. DeMille’s The King of Kings. Jonathan has arranged many orchestral works for the organ, including Brahms’ Academic Festival and Tragic overtures, Elgar’s In the South, and other orchestral works by Dvořák, Dukas, Glinka, Mascagni, Rossini and Stravinsky.

We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.
There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.
However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.
To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

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Reduced ticket price for under 25s. Rated PG - contains mild horror


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