On 26 March ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducts Elgar's greatest work, The Dream of Gerontius, a work that prompted Richard Strauss to famously pronounce Elgar the "first English progressivist" after hearing a German performance of the work in 1902.
The bass solo ‘Go forth in the name' is one of Elgar's most majestic melodies; and the mezzo soprano solo ‘Softly and gently' one of his most compassionate.
Saturday 26 March 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
The Dream of Gerontius
Edward Gardner conductor
Christine Rice mezzo soprano
Paul Groves tenor
Alastair Miles bass
London Philharmonic Choir
Choir of Clare College Cambridge
Tickets £9-£38, Premium Seats £55
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This performance will be repeated on Sunday 27 March at Salisbury Cathedral.