BBC Symphony Orchestra / Davis

Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius

6 April 2014 / 19:30
Hall


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£12-40 plus booking fee*

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Please note: Brindley Sherratt is indisposed and unable to perform in the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Sunday 6th April. He will be replaced by David Soar.

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis
conductor
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Stuart Skelton tenor
David Soar bass
BBC Symphony Chorus

'This is the best of me… this I saw and knew; this, if anything of mine, is worth your memory'
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Elgar knew the value of his masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius, and quoted these lines from Ruskin at the end of the manuscript. His setting of Newman’s poem, which follows the journey of man’s soul into death and beyond, is considered by many to be his greatest choral achievement. For this and The Apostles (see below), leading Elgarian Sir Andrew Davis conducts a superlative cast, including Sarah Connolly, David Soar and Australian tenor Stuart Skelton with the BBC Symphony Chorus.

The performance finishes at approximately 9.30pm

BBC SO Plus: Study Afternoon 2.30 - 5.30pm, Frobisher Rooms
A free study afternoon on Elgar's oratorios.




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