“True music is spiritual, music which may be an act of faith; music which may touch upon all subjects without ceasing to touch upon God; original music, in short, whose language may open a few doors, take down some yet distant stars.”
Saturday 18 December 2021, 14:15
The Hague: Elandstraatkerk
Livre du saint-sacrement
Bert den Hertog organ
Livre du Saint-Sacrement
This concert is a co-production with Haags Orgelkontakt and Stichting Orgel Elandstraatkerk.
Order tickets : € 10,00 – € 20,00
Devotion, mysticism, darkness, resurrection and ecstasy. With these motives, Olivier Messiaen turned his last cycle Livre du Saint-Sacrement into a monument of organ literature. Playing this richly varied music requires the utmost from an organist. Bert den Hertog takes up that challenge on the organ of the Elandstraatkerk, of which he is the regular player. It is a magnificent instrument that does full justice to the beauty of sound and the richness of colour in Messiaen’s music.
2587 SW The Hague