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Neil Hannon's Guide to the Organ

 22 March 2014 at 7.30pm 

Neil Hannon's Guide to the Organ

Royal Festival Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
020 7840 4242

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 conductor

Louis 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

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