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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Mark Elder conducts the Hallé and a distinguished cast of singers in one of the English choral tradition's major works: Elgar's dramatic and Biblical oratorio The Apostles. Elgar explores the inner feelings of Judas Iscariot with dramatic intensity, and Christ's anguished cry from the cross becomes a wordless lament.
Elgar conceived the idea for The Apostles as a schoolboy, but the project came to fruition only in 1903 - after both The Dream of Gerontius and a visit to Bayreuth to hear Wagner's The Ring and Parsifal.
Elgar: The Apostles (part II)
Rebecca Evans (Soprano - The Angel Gabriel / The Blessed Virgin Mary)
Alice Coote (Mezzo-Soprano - Mary Magdalene / Narrator 2)
Paul Groves (Tenor - St John / Narrator 1)
Jacques Imbrailo (Baritone - Jesus)
Clive Bayley (Bass - Judas)
David Kempster (Baritone - St Peter)
Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester (Chorus of Apostles)
Hallé Youth Choir
London Philharmonic Choir
Mark Elder (Conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 23rd August at 2pm.