Great Malvern Priory is truly blessed to have one of the country’s greatest organists come to play Olivier Messiaen’s iconic twentieth century work on the Priory’s magnificent Rushworth & Dreaper/Nicholson’s 4 manual organ.
The performance of The Nativity of our Lord comprises nine Meditations, and is offered as a meditational service, in the evening serenity of the eleventh-century Priory.
There will be a retiring collection.
Iain Simcock was organ scholar at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle and Chirst Church, Oxford, prior to being appointed Sub-Organist at Westminster Abbey and, for seven years, Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral. He was the first British prize-winner at the Chartres International Organ Competition, as well as prize-winner at competitions in St Omer, France and Odense, Denmark. He studied with David Sanger in London and Jean Langlais in Paris.