The Dream of Gerontius
Sunday 5 May 2019 6pm
Elgar’s stirring choral classic
University of Essex Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Cooke conductor
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
A heartfelt expression of loss and hope in the face of death, Gerontius is acknowledged to be one of the greatest choral works ever written. From the poem by John Henry Newman, it follows the journey of a dying man who meets his Guardian Angel and goes before his God before being taken to Purgatory with the promise of everlasting glory.
With stirring passages of great power and beauty and an achingly beautiful finale this grand work is cherished by music lovers everywhere.
Presented by University of Essex Choir