Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

13 Jun 2023 - 7:30 pm
King's College Chapel


Tuesday 13 June 2023
King’s College Chapel, Cambridge

Andrew Staples tenor
Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
James Platt bass

The Bach Choir
Choir of King’s College
BBC Concert Orchestra

Daniel Hyde conductor

Composed in 1900, The Dream of Gerontius is considered Elgar’s greatest choral work, and possibly his masterpiece. At the end of the score Elgar wrote (quoting a John Ruskin poem): ‘This is the best of me; … this, if anything of mine, is worth your memory’. Elgar also treasured Richard Strauss’ toast following a performance in Germany: ‘I drink to the success and welfare of the first English progressive musician, Meister Elgar.’

Due to the large number of performers in this programme, the audience area is reduced. Early booking is therefore strongly recommended.

Tickets: £45 / £30 / £20
Concessions: full time education £10; under 18s £5

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This performance will be recorded for BBC deferred (not live) radio broadcast

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