- 20 Nov 13
The Divine Comedy man is in conversation, and premiering his new work for organ.
A series of shows held in London's Southbank Centre, Pull Out The Stops runs between March 18 – June 7 next year and Divine Comedy frontman Neil Hannon has confirmed his participation.
It will also feature new work from Martin Creed, Simon Holt and John Tavener.
Hannon will be reconnecting with the sound of the organ and how it influenced his childhood as the son of a Church of Ireland bishop. He will be in discussion with James Runcie, the Centre's Head Of Literature and Talks.
In the second half, there will be the world premiere of Hannon's organ commission, which is said to be "a series of vivid musical scenes evoking the constriction, the mystery and magic, the boredom, and the hard-won freedoms of a childhood Sunday."
Music from Thomas Tallis and Vaughan Williams will feature, as will the strings of the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Head for [link]www.southbankcentre.co.uk/neil-hannon[/link] for more information and stay with hp.com for further details of dates as they are released.
Tickets go on sale to Southbank members this Friday.