Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

Saturday 13 October 2018

  • 7:00pm
  • Gloucester Cathedral
  • Kai Rüütel – mezzo-soprano
    David Butt Philip – tenor
    David Soar – bass
  • British Sinfonietta
  • Gloucester Choral Society
    Adrian Partington – conductor

Tickets: £25, £21, £18, £10

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Enjoy Elgar’s masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius, considered by many to be his finest choral work, in the atmospheric setting of Gloucester Cathedral. A setting of the poem by John Henry Newman, the work tells the story in beautiful poetry and music of a soul’s journey through death, and is exquisitely moving.

Elgar himself wrote this quotation at the end of his original manuscript:

This is the best of me; for the rest, I ate, and drank, and slept, loved and hated, like another: my life was as the vapour and is not; but this I saw and knew; this, if anything of mine, is worth your memory.

Gloucester Choral Society performs this wonderful work under the baton of renowned choral director Adrian Partington in the beautiful location of Gloucester Cathedral.

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