Saturday 3rd May
Mayfield Parish Church
Dame Gillian Weir
Jean-François Dandrieu - Noel de Saintonge: ‘Nos Bergers’
Olivier Messiaen - Les Bergers from La Nativité du Seigneur
Dietrich Buxtehude - Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Oliver Messiaen - Les Anges from La Nativité
Prière avant la Communion from Livre du Saint Sacrement
François Couperin - Elevation: Récit de tierce en taille from Messe pour les Couvents
Oliver Messiaen - Communion: les Oiseaux et les Sources from Messe de la Pentecôte
JS Bach - Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele
Oliver Messiaen - Dieu parmi nous from La Nativité
JS Bach - Trio Sonata No 1 in E flat
Max Reger - Praeludium in E
Johannes Brahms - Herzlich tut mich verlangen & Herzlich tut mich erfreuen
César Franck - Chorale No 3 in A minor
Joseph Jongen - Toccata
British concert organist Dame Gillian Weir is one of the foremost musicians in the world today. Through her unique career as an internationally acclaimed concert organist, performing worldwide at the major festivals and with leading orchestras and conductors, she has defined an entirely new role as an ambassador for the King of Instruments and its music. Her repertoire is exceptional in its breadth and variety, stretching from the Renaissance to the many contemporary works she has premièred. She has performed the complete works of Bach as well as others and her pre-eminent position as Messiaen interpreter has been underlined with her legendary recordings of his complete organ works.
Gillian Weir has received numerous prizes, awards and honours and her achievements have been marked by nominations in Classic CD magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Keyboard Players of the Century and The Sunday Times as one of the 1000 Music Makers of the Millennium. Her career as recitalist and concerto soloist continues to encompass the globe with recent appearances in Berlin, Canada, Singapore and the USA.
One of the finest organ recordings ever made...
Gramophone Magazine (on the re-release of Gillian Weir’s Messiaen recordings)
Gillian Weir, the queen of the organ console
The Walker Organ installed in 1997 was funded partly by a public appeal and partly by an award from the National Lottery Fund through the Arts Council of England.
Tickets £15, £10, £5.