Peter and the Wolf at York Minster
Join brave young Peter as he overcomes his fear of a big bad wolf in Sergei Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf played on York Minster’s newly-refurbished Grand Organ.
Hear captivating instrumental characterisations of Peter’s animal friends as a live feed of the cathedral’s marvellous organ being played by Ben Morris, Assistant Director of Music at York Minster, is shown on screens to the audience. Using special stops on the organ, Ben will guide young listeners through the sounds of this magnificent instrument. The performance will be narrated by Stuart Perry, the Silly History Boys’ silliest boy.
Prokofiev’s familiar and accessible composition is the perfect introduction to classical music. During the performance, children are encouraged to sit on cushions and rugs at the front of the Nave to get the best possible view of the organ. The performances, which will take place on Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June at 7.30pm, will last approximately 30 minutes and are suitable for those aged 5 to 95.
Tickets are now available and cost £8 for an adult and £6 for a child. A family ticket of £22 for two adults and two children is also available. You can also book tickets by contacting the York Minster Box Office on 01904 557200.