Part 3: Olivier Messiaen's "Visions de l'Amen" and the "Illuminating Messiaen" exhibit at King's
On Maundy Thursday of Holy Week 2012, Jeremy Begbie and Cordelia Williams performed "Visions de l'Amen" by Olivier Messiaen as a part of the Easter at King's festival. The "Illuminating Messiaen" photography exhibit was displayed behind Begbie and Williams and also at Corpus Christi Playroom in Cambridge England.
"This stunning work for two pianos is comprised of seven movements that trace biblical themes, from the “Amen of Creation” to the “Amen of the Consummation.” The seven winning photographs, selected from categories corresponding to the music’s seven movements, will be professionally printed and mounted for exhibition in the Corpus Playroom theater on Maundy Thursday of Holy Week at Cambridge this coming April. The photographs will also be displayed in the Chapel of King’s College as part of a concert the same evening that will feature a performance of Visions de l’Amen by London-based concert pianist Cordelia Williams and Director of DITA, Jeremy Begbie." - Duke Divinity School (divinity.duke.edu/news-media/news/20120208messiaen)