Dartington Community Choir / Events / Sun 08 Dec 2019

Dartington Community Choir Concert: Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius"

Dartington Community Choir Concert: Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius"

For its winter season concert, Dartington Community Choir, conducted by Simon Capet
will perform Edward Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius", accompanied by the Dartington Sinfonietta.
The soloists will be Alison Kettlewell (soprano), David Webb (tenor) and James Platt (bass).
Tickets are on sale at the Dartington Box Office (01803 847070 or online www.dartington.org/whats-on - £19; students and U16s £7.50).

Based on the famous poem of Cardinal Newman, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius follows the journey of a sick old man through death, divine judgement and finally towards redemption.The piece has a rich Wagnerian style combined with emotional energy - Elgar uses musical motifs to provide a heart-rending expression of anguish and the consciousness of sin, juxtaposed with lyrical passages of tenderness and hope. Like his Enigma Variations, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius has become a much-loved national treasure.

For more information visit https://www.dartington.org/event/dartington-community-choir-winter-season-concert/

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