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Three Choirs: The Dream of Gerontius

Hereford Cathedral
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Soprano Sarah Connolly, wearing a black shirt, smiling at camera


Geraint Bowen – conductor
Rebecca Hardwick – soprano
Dame Sarah Connolly – mezzo soprano
Nicky Spence – tenor
Neal Davies – bass
Three Choirs Festival Chorus


Bach arr. Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

Elgar’s incredible The Dream of Gerontius, considered by many to be his greatest work, ends our festival week. A setting of a poem by John Henry Newman, the work tells the story of a soul’s journey through death, glimpsing God in judgement and settling into Purgatory, with a final blessing and promise of a re-awakening to glory. Deeply felt and highly moving, Elgar’s beautiful music is full of love, compassion and serenity. Of the piece, he wrote: ʻThis is the best of me … this I saw and knew … this is worth your memoryʼ.

Concert supported by the Perry Family Trust
The Dream of Gerontius supported in memory of Terry Moore who loved the festival

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Prices & Discounts

£10 – £60

Discounts and concessions available.

Running time:

Approximately 2 hrs

Box office

Three Choirs Festival: online or over the phone on 01452 768928 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm)

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