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Sir Mark Elder presents Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius at the Barbican – 24th April 2016



Set to Cardinal Newman’s poem tracing a man’s journey from faithful life to redemptive death, Elgar’s music for his  choral piece is one of his most brilliant and inspiring works.

100 years after the LSO performed the work in the May 1916 Festival, Gerontius, conceived by Sir Henry Wood to entertain the people of London despite the chaos of Zeppelin attacks, the Orchestra returns to the work that so succinctly describes the feelings of loss and hope in the face of death that prevailed at the time: ‘Farewell, but not for ever!’


Elgar The Dream of Gerontius


Sir Mark Elder conductor

Alice Coote mezzo-soprano

Allan Clayton tenor

Gerald Finley bass

London Symphony Chorus

Simon Halsey chorus director

London Symphony Orchestra

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Barbican website here

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