LCS, Bromley Boy Singers, three outstanding soloists and the Forest Philharmonic perform Elgar’s choral masterpiece.
Join Lewisham Choral Society, The Bromley Boy Singers and three outstanding soloists for a performance of Elgar’s magnificent Dream of Gerontius. This tale of a dying man’s journey to the afterlife includes encounters with angels and demons, a thunderous glimpse of God and a tranquil bathe in the lake of Purgatory. The subject matter gave Elgar scope to produce his most inspirational and colourful music, in turns dramatic, poignant and sublimely peaceful, as an angel’s voice floats over the double choir and boy treble ‘angelicals’. Whether or not you have ever heard this amazing work, you are in for a treat!
Our soloists are all well-established performers at home and abroad. Tenor Peter Davoren is much praised for his opera, oratorio and lieder performances and sings regularly with the Monteverdi Choir. Soprano Elisabeth Meister has sung many title roles at opera houses and concert halls in the UK, France, North and South America and performed at the Royal Opera House Gala for the Queen’s Jubilee. Baritone David Stout has rapidly established himself as one of the UK’s most versatile baritones with a wide-ranging repertoire from early music to contemporary, performing widely around the UK and beyond.
LCS, with over 200 members, is one of London’s most accomplished community choirs, performing several times to packed audiences at Goldsmiths as well as three near sell-out concerts at the Festival Hall, performances in Paris and a forthcoming trip to Berlin. The acclaimed Bromley Boy Singers are well-known for their quality performances and musical education work. They have just celebrated their 40th anniversary and recently performed in Paris. Talented conductor, teacher and choral director Dan Ludford-Thomas directs LCS, Hackney Singers and Concordia Chamber Choir and also coached the NHS choir in the BBC series ‘The Choir’. The Forest Philharmonic is one of London’s most popular community orchestras and has performed with LCS at Goldsmiths, the Festival Hall and elsewhere. Organist James Orford has won many scholarships and prizes and has just been appointed as Organ Scholar at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Dates & times
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|17 Mar 2018||7:30pm - 10:00pm|
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