ELGAR’S DREAM OF GERONTIUS – CITY OF BIRMINGHAM CHOIR, TOWN HALL BIRMINGHAM
Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius,
Sunday, 25th November 2018 at 2:30pm; Town Hall, Birmingham.
Elgar’s masterpiece choral setting of Cardinal Blessed John Henry Newman’s poem has been loved by singers / players and audiences for over 100 years. Particularly special for us in Birmingham with links to both poet and composer and, of course, its premiere in the very same Town Hall, we are looking forward to working with our friends in the wonderful Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra once again.
‘Praise to the Holiest in the Height’ is one of the all-time great choral numbers. Why not listen to Dream of Gerontius on CD or online – it won’t take much to convince you to book a ticket to hear the music performed live in the Town Hall.
City of Birmingham Choir
Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra
Premiered at Birmingham Town Hall in 1900, this moving, dramatic and passionate work is regarded as Elgar’s finest choral masterpiece. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this glorious reflection on life, death and the hereafter, performed once again in the Town Hall by the superb City of Birmingham Choir together with the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, voted Best Orchestra in the Midlands by What’s On in 2018.