A performance for Candlemas of Olivier Messiaen’s powerful and deeply mystical organ cycle. Written in 1935 when he was 27, this kaleidoscopic work established Messiaen's worldwide reputation as a visionary composer for the organ. A tableaux of nine movements or ‘mediations’, La Nativité du Seigneur is a musical commentary on the Christmas story evoking beauty, radiance, exhilaration and majesty.
This is a free event (no booking required) lasting approximately one hour.
"He is, without exaggeration, an extraordinary artist, whose humanity shines in the impeccable artistry that flows from his hands..."Hans Zimmer on Roger Sayer