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Gabrieli Roar, The Dream of Gerontius: Ely
Ely Cathedral, Ely
7:30pm, 26 July 2023
Gabrieli Roar Senior Choir
Polish National Youth Choir
Nicky Spence, Gerontius
Anna Stéphany, Angel
Andrew Foster-Williams, Priest/Angel of Agony
Paul McCreesh, Conductor
Gabrieli returns to Ely Cathedral to perform Elgar’s mammoth masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius.
As Gerontius faces his death, he meets his guardian Angel and comes face to face with God, before being sent to Purgatory with the promise of everlasting glory.
Over 200 young singers from across the country take to the stage alongside world-class period instrumentalists and singers, and renowned soloists. This performance is one of two performances which are the culmination of an intensive five day residential course where Gabrieli Chorus Directors and Vocal Coaches have been working alongside partner choirs and singers to bring together this epic oratorio.
Led by Gabrieli’s Artistic Director, Paul McCreesh, The Dream of Gerontius promises an inspirational and uplifting evening of some of the most glorious music in the classical canon.