Friends Events

Events in 2022

Saturday 8 January


Epiphany Organ Recital
by Robert Poyser

La Nativité du Seigneur by Olivier Messiaen

Followed by refreshments
Hosted by the Friends of Beverley Minster

Programme notes

“A masterpiece, and one of the great organ works of all time.”

Written at the age of 27 (in 1935), the work is in nine movements, each depicting an image or concept from the birth of Jesus.

In this performance the movements are interspersed with readings.

  1. La vierge et l’enfant (The Virgin and Child)
  2. Les bergers (The Shepherds)
  3. Desseins éternels (Eternal designs)
  4. Le verbe (The Word)
  5. Les enfants de Dieu (The Children of God)
  6. Les anges (The Angels)
  7. Jésus accepte la souffrance (Jesus accepts suffering)
  8. Les mages (The Magi)
  9. Dieu parmi nous (God Among Us)