"Incredibly powerful and at times extraordinarily moving."
Tim Ashley, The Guardian
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Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

1h 50min   |   English   | 

Dir. Charles Frend 

Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Version with English subtitles available. 

"The luxury of hearing the full glory of this orchestral score, but still very much within the creative framework of the film, was a truly memorable experience. ."
Chris Garlick, Bachtrack
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"A marvel."
Rebecca Franks, The Times
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Scott of the Antarctic
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“To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield”. The story of Captain Scott’s tragic voyage to the South Pole is one of the greatest of all adventures, and the 1948 film Scott of the Antarctic is a true classic of British cinema, starring John Mills, Kenneth More, James Robertson Justice.

The score by Ralph Vaughan Williams is one of his finest and the composer incorporated much of the material into his Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No.7). For the first time, his original music as heard in the film has been reconstructed by Big Screen Live, in association with Oxford University Press, for live performance in synchronisation with the film. Written for orchestra, soprano and women's chorus, it is an extraordinary masterclass in musical atmosphere and drama and unmistakably Vaughan Williams. 

Scott of the Antarctic Live in Concert is rights-owned by StudioCanal and licensed exclusively to Big Screen Live. 

Performances

11 Mar 2022
Barbican Hall, London

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins

15 Oct 2022
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Manze

11 Nov 2022
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins

26 Nov 2022
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow,

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins