Dartington Community ChoirDistance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 12.2 miles 7:30 pm
Dartington Community Choir, conducted by Simon Capet on Sunday 8th December 2019 in The Great Hall at Dartington at 7.30pm
Edward Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius"
Orchestra: Dartington Sinfonietta
Soloists: Alison Kettlewell (soprano), David Webb (tenor) and James Platt (bass)
Tickets are on sale at the Dartington Box Office (01803 847070) or online www.dartington.org/
Based on the famous poem of Cardinal Newman, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius follows the journey of a sick old man through death, divine judgement and finally towards redemption.The piece has a rich Wagnerian style combined with emotional energy - Elgar uses musical motifs to provide a heart-rending expression of anguish and the consciousness of sin, juxtaposed with lyrical passages of tenderness and hope. Like his Enigma Variations, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius has become a much-loved national treasure.