Imagine this. A team of stellar soloists and an epic choral masterpiece in Edinburgh’s much-loved venue for the very best of Elgar. 

Elgar    The Dream of Gerontius (c.95 mins)  
Beth Taylor                 Mezzo soprano  
Brenden Gunnell       Tenor  
Neal Davies                Bass  
Huddersfield              Choral Society  
Ryan Wigglesworth   Conductor  
Here is your opportunity to experience Elgar’s epic choral masterpiece in the magnificent setting of the Usher Hall. Gerontius is a very ordinary sort of human being – and as he lies dying, he’s anguished and afraid. But his cry of longing opens a portal to wonders beyond the imagination. “This is the best of me” wrote Elgar on the score of The Dream of Gerontius, and this epic drama of a lonely soul’s voyage towards eternity can move listeners to tears. Ryan Wigglesworth has form with Elgar: in a previous performance, The Observer noted that he “plumbed the work’s rich meanings, sacred and secular” – and that Brenden Gunnell sang the title role “with feeling but never excess”. Beth Taylor, Neal Davies and the Huddersfield Choral Society complete an all-star line-up for this landmark of British music.

Age Restriction

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult 18+

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