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Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus

25 December, 2023 @ 15:00 - 17:00


Carl-Axel Dominique is considered one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the French composer Olivier Messiaen’s ecstatically visionary piano music. His annual Christmas Day performance of Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant Jesus is a living institution in Stockholm’s musical life since more than two decades.

Messiaen meditates on the Infant Jesus with a range of expression from stillness to ecstasy, from the profoundly otherworldly to the most powerful outbursts of joy.

After Dominique, in the early 1980s, performed all twenty movements of the work for the first time, he received a letter from the composer himself with an invitation to Paris to study Messiaen’s piano piece together with him. The visit resulted in a collaboration lasting over ten years and several visits to Paris. Olivier Messiaen himself was deeply moved by Dominique’s interpretations:

“I always look back with joy to the time when Carl-Axel Dominique visited me to play Twenty Contemplations on the Infant Jesus. It was a great experience to hear such a magnificent pianist interpret my work, with such wonderful technique and such varied coloring.”

Olivier Messiaen Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus

Carl-Axel Dominique piano

Age limit: 6+

Ticket price: 180 SEK, discounts available for seniors and kids, youth and students
No big bags, backpacks or trolleys are allowed into the church

Tickets are released on the 7th of September at noon.

Storkyrkan – Stockholm Cathedral is situated in Old Town just beside the Royal Castle. Underground: Old Town or bus to Slottsbacken

Unfortunately, it is not allowed to photograph, film or take up sound during our concerts.

Doors open 30 minutes before the concert starts. Late entry will not be permitted after the concert begins. Please be aware that restroom facilities are limited.


25 December, 2023
15:00 - 17:00
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Stockholms domkyrkoförsamling
08-723 30 00


Storkyrkan Stockholm Cathedral
Trångsund 1
Stockholm, 111 29
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