Royal Festival Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
020 7840 4242 http://www.rfh.org.uk
Hear the premiere of Neil Hannon's new work for the Royal Festival Hall organ.
The Divine Comedy frontman Neil Hannon reconnects with the sound of the organ, a sonic backdrop to his childhood as the son of a Church of Ireland bishop.
In this specially commissioned work, Neil has created a series of vivid musical scenes for organ and choir which evoke the constriction, the mystery and magic, the boredom, and the hard-won freedoms of a childhood Sunday.
Renowned organist Tom Bell performs the evocative playlist, alongside a specially formed choir for Neil Hannon's new work To Our Fathers In Distress.
Produced by Southbank Centre. BBC Concert Orchestra strings only
Tom Bell organ
Rebecca Miller conductorLouis Vierne : Pièces de fantaisie, Suite No. 3, Op 54
John David Edwards : Rhosymedre
Vaughan Williams : 3 Preludes on Welsh hymn tunes for organ
Thomas Tallis : Third Mode Melody
Vaughan Williams : Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Neil Hannon : To Our Fathers in Distress