Preparing for performance : Tom’s Messiaen vlog

As the Covid-19 lockdown hit in March 2020, Tom Bell was preparing for a performance of Messiaen's Livre du Saint Sacrement at Westminster Cathedral, scheduled for November that year.  He hit on the idea of a video diary to combine an informal sharing of some of the ups and downs of the learning process, with an exploration of the music itself. All the current episodes of Tom's Messiaen vlog can be found below, in chronological order.  As the Covid pandemic progressed, it became clear that the performance in November would be postponed.  However Tom continues with his vlog, and further…