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Evening organ concert series: La Nativité du Seigneur

Fri 10 Jan 2020 8:00pm

St Thomas’ Anglican Cathedral, Portsmouth

Booking Details: Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)

Portsmouth Cathedral Music

Olivier Messiaen, one of the most influential organ composers of the 20th century, wrote La Nativité du Seigneur in 1935 at the age of 27. It is a set of nine meditations on aspects of the narrative of Christ’s birth, from the mystery of the Word made flesh to the mirth of the shepherds and the awe of the Magi.

The music accordingly ranges from the solemn to the jubilant, using Messiaen’s characteristic modal harmonies, and wonderfully explores the range of sound colours available on the organ.

Come and hear Messiaen’s Christmas meditations, played by the Cathedral Sub-Organist Sachin Gunga, and feel free to experience this sublime music from different parts of the Cathedral.

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