Classical music
Chamber & Recital

Stephen Farr, organ

Part of With God on Our Side… Religion and War

Described by The Guardian as a 'superb and serious' organist, Stephen Farr frequently champions contemporary music, and this evening's works delve into themes of transfiguration and transformation.

Messiaen's magnificent spiritual exploration, subtitled 'seven short visions of the life of the resurrected ones' is presented alongside Alain's introspective Three Dances, evoking a trio of key human experiences – joy, sorrow and strife.

Stephen Farr also performs Roman Conversions, a new work by Judith Bingham specially commissioned by Southbank Centre, Paul Griffiths and Joanna Marsh.

Part of the `What has Religion ever done for Society?' segment of Southbank Centre's Belief and Beyond Belief festival.


Stephen Farr organ


Judith Bingham: Roman Conversions for organ (World premiere)
Jehan Alain: 3 Danses for organ
Olivier Messiaen: Les corps glorieux

Dates & times

24 Apr 2017
Approximate run time: 150 mins


Royal Festival Hall


Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)


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