The Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra perform Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius live from the Lighthouse in Poole with soloists Paul Appleby, Alice Coote and James Rutherford.
Live from the Lighthouse in Poole, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius. A highly personal work, Elgar's oratorio tells the story of the journey of a pious man's soul from deathbed to judgment and Purgatory. At the end of the score he included a quote from John Ruskin: “This is the best of me. For the rest, I ate and drank, and slept, loved and hated, like another; my life was as the vapour and is not; but this I saw and knew; this, if anything of mine, is worth your memory.” Kirill Karabits conducts a top line-up of soloists, Paul Appleby, Alice Coote and James Rutherford.
Presented by Martin Handley
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
Paul Appleby, tenor (Gerontius)
Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano (Angel)
James Rutherford, bass-baritone (Priest/Angel of Agony)
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits (conductor)