Sir Edward Elgar's Dream of Gerontius at Southwark Cathedral

22 Jun 2019
7:00 pm

Southwark Cathedral
SE1 9D

Saturday 22nd June is a unique day in the calendar for both the Epsom Choral Society and Barnes Choir.  These two great well-established choirs will be joining forces for the first time, under their joint musical director Julian Collings, to perform Elgar’s best loved choral work, the Dream of Gerontius, at the great Southwark Cathedral.

Gerontius is acknowledged to be one of the greatest choral works ever written. It is a deeply moving work, a heartfelt expression of loss and hope in the face of death.  The poem was written by Cardinal John Henry Newman, (whose canonisation is due to take place in Rome later this year). It follows the journey of a dying man who meets his Guardian Angel and goes before his God before being taken to Purgatory with the promise of everlasting glory. With stirring passages of great power and beauty and an achingly beautiful finale, this great work is cherished by music lovers everywhere.

These two long established choirs, Epsom Choral Society currently in its 97th season and Barnes Choir now in its 66th season, will bring their love and experience of great choral singing to delight their audience.

The soloists are Judy Brown (mezzo-soprano), Elgan Llŷr Thomas (tenor) and Julien Van Mellaerts (baritone). Also performing are the Arcubus Ensemble and the Regent Sinfonia.

Entry is £20, or £10 for students and under-18s and there are restricted view seat for £15, or £8 for students and under-18s available from or Tel 07522 111 219


Presented by Barnes Choir

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