Johnathan Dimmock performing La Nativité du Seigneur
- December 19, 2017
Join us for Concert Organist Jonathan Dimmock's performance of Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur on December 19 at 8:00 pm. Free-will offerings will be accepted.
About Johnathan Dimmock
Concert organist Jonathan Dimmock has distinguished himself through his dazzling and highly sensitive performances in churches, major concert halls, music festivals and cathedrals throughout the world. Lauded for his diverse repertoire and his engagement with audiences, his performing is marked by both musical depth and a distinctive personalness, causing audiences immediately to warm to him. Hailed by the Eskilstuna-Kuriren (Sweden) for “power and flaming brio,” cited by the Natal Mercury (South Africa) for “musicianship, taste, and unostentatious virtuosity,” and described by the Adelaide Advertiser (Australia) as playing in such a way that “the organ has rarely sounded more clear and multi-hued than in his very expert and virtuoso hands and feet,” Jonathan is considered by many to be one of the leading musicians in his field.
About Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur
La Nativité du Seigneur, written in the summer of 1935, is divided into nine "meditations" inspired by the birth of Jesus. In addition to being influenced by Messien's theological and musical inspirations, La Nativité du Seigneur was also inspired by the mountains and medieval stained glass windows of France.
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