Tue 11 Dec 2018

Good Grief! Classic Album Sundays: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Tue 11 Dec 2018
18.00 - 21.00
£28.00 / £22.00 concessions
Embankment Galleries
South Wing

Classic Album Sundays present a seasonal special on Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas. Set the mood in the exhibition, hunker down to heart-warming tunes and up the tempo with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy in conversation with Neil Cowley.

Enjoy an exclusive after hours view of the Good Grief, Charlie Brown! exhibition. Sit back as we supply the seasonal drink. Relax into the sounds of Classic Album Sundays Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy in conversation with a pioneering pianist setting the scene for the seasons ahead. And immerse yourself in the sounds of jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas Album; an album certified Quadruple Platinum, voted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and added to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry list of "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" sound recordings.

Classic Album Sundays founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy will discuss the impact of Vince Guaraldi and The Peanuts with contemporary jazz pianist and self-confessed Guaraldi fanboy Neil Cowley of the Neil Cowley Trio. The interview will be followed by an uninterrupted and immersive playback of the entire album on an audiophile sound system courtesy of Graham’s Hi-Fi and the event will conclude with a Q&A.

Sure to be an evening of exclusive entertainment, an early Christmas gift and a Charlie Brown education for one and all. Tickets include exhibition entry, seasonal refreshments and the full Classic Album Sundays experience.

Neil Cowley - Grace


Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture and in some cases, our lives. CAS is the world’s most popular and respected classic album listening event with satellites in four continents and the Classic Album Sundays website and social media channels is one of the biggest online content hubs for classic albums and artists.

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy is the founder of Classic Album Sundays, a broadcaster on Worldwide FM and BBC 6 Music, a journalist, an international DJ and a musical host at one of the longest running dance parties, The Loft.

Dynamic composer Neil Cowley has written and performed with Brand New Heavies, Zero 7, as a solo artist and as part of Neil Cowley Trio – the group that took home 2007’s Best Album title at the BBC Jazz Awards for their record DisplacedGrace from their most recent album Spacebound Apes has been streamed 17M times on Spotify.

Classically trained Cowley has recently announced that the Trio is on hiatus whilst he launches a new electronic focused solo project, which was debuted at The Barbican earlier this year supporting Roy Ayers. 

Neil co-wrote a track on the new album from Maribou State released through Ninja Tune, and November will see the first EP released from his new musical venture, a collaborative work with Ben Lukas Boysen (Erased Tapes).

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