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Proms 2012 Prom 37: Elgar – The Apostles

Prom 37: Elgar – The Apostles
18:45 Fri 10 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Rebecca Evans and Alice Coote appear in Elgar’s oratorio The Apostles with the Hallé under leading Elgarian Sir Mark Elder.
Rebecca Evans and Alice Coote appear in Elgar’s oratorio The Apostles with the Hallé under leading Elgarian Sir Mark Elder.

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Leading Elgar interpreter Sir Mark Elder directs a stellar cast and large-scale choral forces, reviving a major work of the British choral tradition.

Elgar conceived 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 explores the inner feelings of Judas Iscariot with dramatic  intensity, and Christ’s anguished cry from the cross becomes a wordless lament.

There will be one interval

 

Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Stephen Johnson talks about Elgar's The Apostles.

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