The Hallé - The Dream of Gerontius

Sir Mark Elder conductor

Sunday 4 June 2023 6.00pm

Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: TBC
Tuning Up: 5pm in the Auditorium
Eleanor Roberts, the Hallé’s Archivist, on the orchestra’s relationship with Edward Elgar.
Concert Start: 6.00pm
Interval: TBC
Second half: TBC
Finish: TBC

Timings will be updated closer to the concert date. Please check the website on the afternoon of the performance for up-to-date information. All timings are approximate and are subject to change.​

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The Hallé - The Dream of Gerontius

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Michael Spyres tenor
Neal Davies bass
Hallé Choir choral director Matthew Hamilton
Royal Northern College of Music Chamber Choir

Confidently, Elgar wrote on the manuscript of The Dream of Gerontius, ‘This is the best of me’. Despite a shaky start at its premiere in 1900, the work quick established itself as a masterpiece. Elgar adapted Cardinal Newman’s poem of the death and resurrection of ‘a man like us … a sinner’, creating the work’s dynamic through Wagnerian leitmotifs and superb, varied choral writing. Sir Mark’s personal high spot is Elgar’s masterly control of momentum from the moment when Gerontius’s soul encounters the Angel, to his split-second vision of the Almighty, a huge musical span including two of the work’s marvellous set pieces, the ‘Demons’ Chorus’ and ‘Praise to the Holiest’. Singing Gerontius for the first time in the UK is the American tenor, Michael Spyres, whom Sir Mark describes as ‘an amazing artist’.

Elgar’s Oratorios and Hallé Youth Choir sponsored by: PZ CUSSONS

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