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The Dream of Gerontius

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir

When

Thu, 25 May 2017
21:00

Where

Main Building – Grand Auditorium
Av. de Berna, 45A, Lisbon
(+351) 217 823 700
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Tickets

  • Zone 1: €30,00
  • Zone 2: €23,00
  • Zone 3: €15,00
  • Balcony: €19,00

From 26 to 30 June, only the subscriptions will be available for sale. You can only buy online tickets from 28 July.

On the date of his marriage, in 1889, Edward Elgar was presented with a copy of the poem The Dream of Gerontius, by John Henry Newman. Since then, and for several years, the composer entertained the idea ofsetting the poem to music, as it describes the journey of the soul of a man from his deathbed to his judgement by God and send-off to Purgatory. The realisation of this desire in music occurred during the 1900 Birmingham Festival, and it has become one of the most performed and fundamental parts of the British composer’s work.

 

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir
Paul McCreesh
 Conductor
Yvonne Howard* Mezzo-Soprano
Jeremy Ovenden Tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams Baritone

Edward Elgar
The Dream of Gerontius, op. 38

 

*For health reasons, Anna Stéphany is replaced by Yvonne Howard.


Gulbenkian Choir Sponsor

This event is included on the Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra, Season 2016/2017 subscription/pass