Cheltenham Festival

6.30pm, Tewkesbury Abbey

Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus

Cordelia Williams: piano
Michael Symmons Roberts: poet

This ‘son et lumière’ performance combines a selection of the most reverent, dazzling and passionate of the Vingt Regards with poetry readings by Michael Symmons Roberts, against the stunning backdrop of the projected and illuminated paintings. Part of Messiaen 2015

5.30pm: Pre-concert talk
Award-winning poet Michael Symmons Roberts, in discussion with Cordelia Williams, explores the idea of mystery in God and the arts, considering these themes in poetry and literature and reflecting on his own journey in response to the Messiaen 2015 project with Cordelia Williams.