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September 2017

Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius

19 September 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm AEST
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One event on 21 October 2017 at 2:00 pm

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, 2 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$49 – $109

At the end of the score of The Dream of Gerontius, Elgar wrote: “This is the best of me.” This monumental work embodies Elgar’s spiritual and artistic ideals – it is as stirringly Romantic and grand as you’d expect, but it is also Elgar’s most personal utterance.  Elgar poured his “heart’s blood” into Gerontius, responding to the words with evocative, sincere and imaginative music – imposing marches full of pomp and circumstance, choirs of demons and angels, and celestial harmonies – that takes us from earth…

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