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University Choir & Symphony Orchestra in York Minster

University Choir
& University Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 7.30PM
York Minster

Jeanette Ager Angel

Joshua Ellicott Gerontius

Matthew Brook Priest, Angel of the Agony


University Choir

University of York Symphony Orchestra


Peter Seymour conductor

Elgar     The Dream of Gerontius

’This is the best of me’ – wrote Elgar on his score of The Dream of Gerontius, a statement echoed by audiences and musicians alike since the work’s premiere in 1900.  The vivid setting of Cardinal Newman’s poem depicts the journey of a man’s soul led by his Angel from his deathbed to judgement before God.  On his way, he encounters angels and demons, all colourfully portrayed by the chorus, before settling finally in Purgatory.   Elgar’s music is Wagnerian in scope with other influences including liturgical music, Verdi and even, in the Demons’ chorus, music hall.  The University Choir and Symphony Orchestra join together for this favourite of soloists, choirs, orchestras and audiences alike, providing a glorious conclusion to the University concert season in the atmospheric setting of York Minster.

Tickets: Front nave: £25; £23 concessions / Rear nave: £20; £18 concessions
Unreserved side aisles: £15; £13 concessions; £5 students

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