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The Dream of Gerontius

Location: England, United Kingdom
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed

May 8th 2011

The Sage Gateshead, UK, Hall One, 7.30pm

Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir

Kitty Whately: Mezzo-soprano

Robert Murray: Tenor

Njabulo Madlala: Baritone

Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra & Gerontius Choir

Eric Cross: Conductor

Elgar ‘The Dream of Gerontius’.

‘The Dream of Gerontius’ is one of the best loved choral works in the repertory, with its masterly blend of powerful choral writing, dramatic solo passages and sensitive orchestration. Like previous performances of Britten’s War Requiem and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, this performance brings together the Newcastle Bach Choir with talented young singers and instrumentalists from Newcastle University. The soloists include two recent Samling Scholars: acclaimed South African baritone Njabulo Madlala, winner of the 2010 Kathleen Ferrier Award, and mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately, whose great-grandmother was a soloist with the Bach Choir in the 1930s. They are joined by tenor Robert Murray, a graduate of Newcastle University who has sung leading roles at English National Opera and Covent Garden.

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