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Westminster Abbey

8 June 2015 , 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wildness & Wonder, Dazzlement & Darkness:
An exploration of mystery in God and in the arts.

2.30pm: Symposium in the Jerusalem Chamber
Speakers: James MacMillan, Professor Jeremy Begbie, Michael Symmons Roberts, Professor Ben Quash
Chair: Reverend Vernon White

Invitation only

5pm: Evensong in the Abbey

7pm: An evening of music, poetry and contemplation in the Abbey
With James MacMillan & Ben Quash
Cordelia Williams, Pianist
Michael Symmons Roberts, Poet

Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts, Kings College London, will chair a discussion with celebrated Scottish composer James MacMillan, interwoven with selected pieces from Olivier Messiaen’s powerful meditation for piano Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus, performed by Cordelia Williams, and inspirational poetry read by Catholic poet, Michael Symmons Roberts.

Tickets are free, but booking is essential

Book tickets for the evening event here




8 June 2015
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Westminster Abbey
London, SW1P 3PA + Google Map

A year of music, art, poetry and discussion exploring Messiaen's Vingt Regards