Monday 1 May 2017 at 7:30pm
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
Frances Bourne mezzo soprano (The Angel)
Toby Spence tenor (Gerontius)
Peter Savidge baritone (The Priest/The Angel of the Agony)
Paul Ellis conductor
Part of Sherborne Abbey Festival. Click here to find out more about the Festival and book online.
We join with an all-star trio of world class soloists for a not-to-be-missed performance of one of our best-loved choral works. Elgar’s remarkable setting of Cardinal Newman’s poem tracing the journey of a man’s soul from faithful life to redemptive death is a dramatic, passionate and moving masterpiece, widely regarded as one of his finest works. International star Toby Spence performed the role of Gerontius at the 2015 Proms with Sir Simon Rattle and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, whilst two of the UK’s most distinguished and established singers Peter Savidge and Frances Bourne both make welcome returns to perform with the Chorus.
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