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The Hallé - The Kingdom

Sir Mark Elder conductor

Sunday 11 June 2023 6.00pm

Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: TBC
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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Tickets £15.50 to £46.00

All ticket prices include £2.50 booking fee

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Students / Claimants – 10% discount
OAPs (2 Mondays before a performance) – 20% discount
£3 student tickets available in the stalls
Disabled rate – 50% discount plus a complimentary seat for a carer (if required)
Group discounts – 10-29 (10% discount); 30-49 (15% discount); 50+ (25% discount)
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The Hallé - The Kingdom

Elgar The Kingdom

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Gemma Summerfield soprano
Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
Ashley Riches bass-baritone
Hallé Choir choral director Matthew Hamilton
Allumni from Hallé Choir, Youth Choir and Children’s Choir

Of The Kingdom, premiered again in Birmingham in 1906, Elgar wrote that his aim was to ‘embody the Calling of the Apostles, Their Teaching (Schooling) and their Mission’. It shares leitmotifs with The Apostles and hearing them on consecutive evenings will intensify these connections. Sir Mark cites the Virgin Mary’s aria, ‘The sun goeth down’, as its gem, indeed a ‘standout moment in all Elgar where the exultance of the music is very real’. It will be sung by Gemma Summerfield; and as Mary Magdalene, Dame Sarah Connolly makes a most welcome return to the Hallé. Thomas Atkins and Ashley Riches sing St John and St Peter respectively. What Sir Mark describes as Elgar’s ‘Malvern trilogy’ ends with a fervent setting of The Lord’s Prayer, with the composer drawing together the now familiar themes that have woven their way through these iconic oratorios.

Elgar’s Oratorios sponsored by: PZ CUSSONS

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