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Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar

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Hear Hans Zimmer’s epic Oscar-nominated Interstellar suite performed on York Minster’s magnificent Grand Organ this August.

10 years since the release of Christopher Nolan’s ground-breaking blockbuster, star soloist Roger Sayer, who featured on the film’s official soundtrack, will bring the dystopian masterpiece to life in the cathedral’s awe-inspiring Nave.

Feel the world as we know it shrink away as Sayer takes us on a cosmic journey to the furthest corners of the solar system, through wormholes and blackholes into far-flung galaxies. Hear highlights from the film’s iconic score, alongside intergalactic favourites from A Space Odyssey and Holst’s The Planets.

Get ready for an out-of-this-world musical experience, suitable for all the family.



The concert will take place on Thursday 29 August at 7pm in York Minster’s Nave.

Tickets for the concert are available now priced at £15, with a concession ticket for under-27s priced at £7.50 also available. Tickets can be booked HERE or by calling our Box Office on 01904 557200.

Each ticket includes a free, souvenir programme filled with stunning full-colour photographs of York Minster’s Grand Organ and programme notes written by the talented David Gammie. Programmes will be available to collect inside the building on the night of the performance.


About Roger Sayer:

Virtuosic and versatile, international organ star Roger Sayer was chosen by Hans Zimmer to create the prominent organ role for Christopher Nolan’s gripping film INTERSTELLAR. It was recorded at Temple Church, London in 2014, where Roger was Director of Music.

In 2024 he marks the 10th anniversary of its massive global impact with Interstellar 10. He shares his experience of working with two living geniuses of the cinema before playing his own version of the soundtrack, which no other organist is able to do. Performances in Australia and several European countries have already received enthusiastic acclaim. One listener observed ‘if Hans Zimmer is the heart of Interstellar, then you, Sir, are its soul’. The programme will include other space-related music including movements from Holst’s The Planets. A thrilling late-night event not to be missed!


York Minster’s Summer Organ Recitals

Roger Sayer’s performance of Interstellar is the final concert in York Minster’s 2024 Summer Organ Recitals.

The summer recitals will take place on Thursday evenings from 18 July to 29 August, beginning at 7pm. The first six performances will include well known and much loved classic compositions, as well as exciting contemporary pieces that showcase the drama and poetry of York Minster’s impressive Grand Organ.

Find out more HERE.

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