Hallé - Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius
From the Bridgewater Orchestra in Manchester, Mark Elder conducts the Hallé Orchestra, Choir and Youth Choir in Elgar's great oratorio The Dream of Gerontius.
Sir Mark Elder conducts the Hallé Orchestra, Choir and Youth Choir with soloists Sasha Cooke, David Butt Philip and Iain Paterson in a British choral masterpiece from the turn of the last century. Composed in 1900 to text from the poem by John Henry Newman, "The Dream of Gerontius" relates the journey of a pious man's soul from his deathbed to his judgment before God and settling into Purgatory.
Recorded on 12th March at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and presented by Stuart Flinders.
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38
Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano)
David Butt Philip (tenor)
Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)
Hallé Youth Choir
Sir Mark Elder (conductor).