Stephen Farr, organ
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.
PerformersStephen Farr, organ
RepertoireJehan Alain: 3 Danses for organ
Olivier Messiaen: Les corps glorieux
Judith Bingham: Roman Conversions for organ
need to know
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk. Stephen Farr, composer Judith Bingham and Southbank Centre's Organ Curator, William McVicker, discuss the question of spirituality in relation to the music in the evening's programme.