HERITAGE FILM PROJECT IN ASSOCIATION WITH MELODIOUS ACCORD PRESENT ALICE: At Home With Alice Parker A FILM BY EDUARDO MONTES-BRADLEY WRITTEN IN COLLABORATION WITH ALICE PARKER AND MOLLY STEJSKAL FILMED ON LOCATION IN AND AROUND HAWLEY, MASSACHUSETTS + NEW YORK CITY DURING THE WINTER OF 2020 PRODUCED BY SOLEDAD LIENDO DIRECTED BY EDUARDO MONTES-BRADLEY HD | 30 mins. CC SPOKEN IN ENGLISH. OTHER SUBTITLES MAY BE AVAILABLE.
Alice Parker (b. 1925), is a distinguished composer, conductor, and teacher of choral music living in a small village in the western mountains of Massachusetts. In a career that spans some seventy years, Alice found early prominence as protégé of conductor Robert Shaw’s next to whom Alice collaborated as researcher and arranger on a numerous volume of compositions. Alice’s musical reach is extensive and inclusive, from songs for children and church hymns to the cathedral and concert hall. In “Alice: At Home with Alice Parker”, the composer collaborates with Eduardo Montes-Bradley in an intimate portrayal of her life that illuminates her artistic achievements and extraordinary passion for life and kindness.
Renown and recognized within the contemporary classical choral music community Alice Parker stands tall as a modern pioneer in expanding the audience for choral music in all its “high” and “low” forms, an achievement especially significant in a time before the now-ubiquitous recording and distribution technologies. Among her contemporaries, Alice Parker is distinctive for her convictions about the fundamental value of singing in the life of every individual and of the capacity of choral singing to create social bonds that touch on the spiritual and afford intimations of the divine.