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Our 2018-19 season begins with We will Remember, a broad commemoration of the loss and suffering of the First World War. December brings our traditional Christmas concert with Brass Band and seasonal refreshments. We will welcome Spring with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Constant Lambert’s Rio Grande, and are still planning our summer concert.

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Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius

November 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Our musical director Thomas Leech conducts this performance of Elgar’s stunning masterpiece.  BFCS is joined by Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra with whom we have collaborated many times previously, notably in performances of Britten’s War Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem and most recently Mahler’s Symphony 2.

A cast of superb soloists take the roles of Gerontius, The Angel, The Priest and The Angel of the Agony, as Cardinal Newman’s poem describes the journey of the soul into death, ending with the promise of heavenly glory:

Gerontius – Peter Davoren, tenor

The Angel – Hannah Mason, mezzo-soprano

The Priest / The Angel of the Agony – Keel Watson, bass

Elgar, a devout Catholic, embraced Newman’s poetry, responding to the text with dramatic verve and emotional nuance, written to his confidant A. J. Jaeger ‘I’m truly glad you like the thing ‘cos I’ve written it out of my insidest inside’.

There will be an interval between Part I and Part II.

Details

Date:
November 18, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue

Price Hall
Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD9 4JP United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
November 18, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue

Price Hall
Bradford Grammar School
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD9 4JP United Kingdom
+ Google Map