Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

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 Orchestra
Hallé Choir
Hallé Youth Choir
Sir Mark Elder (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    The Dream of Gerontius

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Choir: Hallé Youth Choir. Singer: David Butt Philip. Singer: Sasha Cooke. Singer: Iain Paterson.
  • Post-concert

    • Franz Schubert

      Piano Sonata in D major, D.850

      Performer: Emil Grigoryevich Gilels.
      • RCA.

Broadcast

The women erased from musical history

The women erased from musical history

Discover the music of five forgotten women composers, performed in a special IWD concert.

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Music by Malcolm Arnold, Edward Elgar and Herbert Howells.