Ascension Organ Series / Jon Gillock
We are proud to continue this distinguished series of concerts featuring The Complete Organ Works of Olivier Messiaen, played by Messiaen's friend and disciple, Jon Gillock.
According to Gillock, the Banquet Celeste "is a tender meditation...utter gentleness and love...far away in the heavens," a piece which "transports us out of our everyday world."
La Nativite du Seigneur (The Birth of our Savior) depicts "the events and personages of the Christmas story. This suite is probably the best known of all the Messiaen cycles for organ."
The Church of the Ascension
Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street
New York, NY 10011