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Ashley Grote

Night Pipes: Olivier Messiaen Organ Works

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Olivier Messiaen 

L’Apparation de l’Eglise eternelle (9’) 

Diptyque (11’) 

L’Ascension (26’) 


A night-time meditation featuring music by French composer Olivier Messiaen, performed on the newly rebuilt organ of Norwich Cathedral.  

Cathedral Master of Music, Ashley Grote, plays three towering works of the organ repertoire, displaying the full range of the instrument, from the quietest whisper to the mightiest thunder. Rebuilt over 2022-23, Norwich Cathedral has one of the largest pipe organs in the country, featuring an incredible 5,767 pipes that range from ten metres to just an inch long. 

Large-screen projection will capture Ashley’s manoeuvrings at the organ console, and we invite the audience to move around the building to experience the full spectrum of the instrument’s sound, uniquely fine-tuned to this most extraordinary building. 



Important information

Duration: 45 minutes

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Concessions: 10% off tickets priced £10 or over for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders and Jobseekers

Under 18: £7.50

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

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12 May

09:00 pm

£7.50 - £10.00

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