Choral drama for Elgar enthusiasts

May 30 2017

Two of the South West’s leading choirs - City of Bristol Choir and Exultate Singers, conducted by David Ogden - are performing world class Elgar in Bristol this summer at the Colston Hall.

Two of the South West’s leading choirs - City of Bristol Choir and Exultate Singers, conducted by David Ogden - are performing world class Elgar in Bristol this summer at the Colston Hall.

The Dream of Gerontius is one of Elgar’s most dramatic choral works and enjoys the status of a national monument.  It sets the words of the poem by Cardinal Newman to an enormous, exquisite choral and orchestral score of which Elgar said was ‘the best of me’.

The music tells the story not only of Gerontius but of one of  the world’s finest  composers.  The  work is characterised throughout either by a raw or tender strength; each of which takes you on an exhilarating journey with the soul of the dying Gerontius.

Gerontius will be sung by Peter Auty, well established as one of Britain’s leading  tenors. The  sublime and wonderful Jennifer Johnston will sing The Angel and The Bristol Ensemble will complete the line-up which will deliver the majestic enormity of the work. 

Supporting Children’s Hospice South West this concert is a must for Elgar fans and anyone who enjoys the unique power of choral singing on a grand scale.

Tickets £5-£30, June 24, 7.30pm, call: 0117 950 7095, visit: www.cityofbristolchoir.org.uk