The Dream of Gerontius

7:30pm, Sat, 9 Mar 2024

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  • Type of event: Performance
    Start time: 7:30pm
    End time: 10:00pm
    Venue: Ely Cathedral
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    Ticket pricing/options: Tickets: £38, £32, £26, £18
    Concessions: £35, £30, £24, £16
    Cambridge University students: £5
    Concession and student booking policy: www.cmp.cam.ac.uk/concession-and-student-tickets/
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    THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS


    Saturday 9 March at 7.30pm
    Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

    ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38

    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY CHORUS
    Members of CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHOIR
    Members of the CHOIRS of EMMANUEL, FITZWILLIAM, GIRTON, PEMBROKE and QUEENS' COLLEGES
    EAST ANGLIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    Embark on a musical odyssey as the Cambridge University Symphony Chorus presents Elgar’s monumental The Dream of Gerontius, a transformative work for voices and orchestra. Composed in 1900 to the poignant text of John Henry Newman’s poem, this gripping oratorio travels through the spiritual journey of a devout man’s soul – Gerontius – navigating from his final moments on Earth to his celestial judgement and eventual entrance into Purgatory.

    Often considered Elgar’s magnum opus, Gerontius is an unrivalled gem in the realm of choral music featuring a vast orchestra, multiple choirs, and three soloists. The Cambridge University Symphony Chorus is joined by members of the Cambridge University Chamber Choir, members of the choirs of Emmanuel, FitzwilliamGirton, Pembroke and Queens' Colleges, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra and a stellar lineup of soloists. The grandeur and scale of the gorgeous Ely Cathedral provides the perfect setting for this epic piece.

    Don’t miss The Dream of Gerontius – a work that transcends time and captures the essence of faith, mortality, and spiritual awakening.

    Tickets:
    £38, £32, £26, £18 | Concessions: £35, £30, £24, £16 | Cambridge University students: £5


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