Sir Andrew Davis conducts Elgar's The Apostles
with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus
Saturday 12 April 2014, 7.30pm
Tickets £40 £34 £26 £18 £12
Elgar The Apostles
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Nicole Cabell Blessed Virgin/Angel Gabriel
Sarah Connolly Mary Magdalene
Paul Groves St John/Narrator
Brindley Sherratt Judas
Gerald Finley St Peter
Jacques Imbrailo Jesus
BBC Symphony Chorus
Elgar's oratorio The Apostles is all-too-rarely presented: it contains some of Elgar's most inspired writing, particularly in its dramatic portrayal of Judas, the inclusion of a shofar at dawn and a memorably exalted ending. This is a fine opportunity to hear it with an exceptional cast: Jacques Imbrailo, Paul Groves and Brindley Sherratt, who have recently recorded it to great acclaim, are joined by Sarah Connolly, Nicole Cabell and Gerald Finley under the baton of Conductor Laureate, Sir Andrew Davis.
Come & Sing Elgar
2.00pm-5.00pm, City of London School for Girls, Barbican
Members of the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus invite you to an afternoon workshop singing excerpts from The Dream of Gerontius and The Apostles. The workshop is suitable for people who are able to read music and all voices are welcome.
BBC SO Plus Intro
6.00pm Fountain Room
An introduction to tonight's concert
Admission free to ticket-holders for the evening concert. Limited capacity - please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
How to get there
- The nearest Underground station is Barbican, on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines.To reach the Barbican,exit the station and cross Aldersgate Street in front of you. Walk through the road tunnel (Beech Street) before taking the first turning right into Silk Street. The Barbican is straight ahead of you. Alternatively, exit the station using the stairs to the first floor, crossing the road using the footbridge before following the signs to the Barbican. Other Underground stations nearby are Moorgate, St Paul's, Bank, Liverpool Street and Mansion House.
- Bus Route 153 stops outside the Barbican in Silk Street. Starting from outside Liverpool Street Station, it runs daily to the Barbican, Angel and Finsbury Park. Other services running near the Barbican are as follows: 8, 11, 23, 26, 35, 42, 43, 47, 48, 55, 56, 76,78, 100, 133, 141, 149, 172, 214, 242, 243, 271, 344 (7 days a week); 4, (Mon-Sat); 21, 25, 521 (Mon-Fri).
- The nearest rail stations are Liverpool Street, Farringdon and Blackfriars. City Thameslink services serve Barbican, Moorgate and Cannon Street.
- The Barbican is clearly sign-posted and has four car parks. Two are off Beech Street (westbound access only) and two are off Silk Street near the main entrance. Please allow plenty of time for your journey. All car parks have a height restriction of 6'1". If the Barbican car parks are full, alternative parking is available in Aldersgate Street.
- The Main entrance at Silk Street is ramped and lifts give access to all levels. All our venues have seating for wheelchair users - please inform us of any access requirements on booking. There are three wheelchairs for visitors' use, subject to availability; these can be pre-booked by calling the Box Office on 020 7638 8891.