Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

Saturday 24 June 2017 at 7.30pm - Colston Hall, Bristol

City of Bristol Choir
Exultate Singers
Bristol Ensemble

David Ogden conductor
Peter Auty Gerontius
Jennifer Johnston Angel
Martin Le Poidevin bass

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Considered one of the greatest pieces ever written for chorus and orchestra, The Dream of Gerontius is Elgar's masterpiece about life, death and one man's journey into the afterlife. On a grand scale, the music vividly describes moments of exhilaration and terror, as flights of angels sing ecstatic choruses of praise.

Exultate Singers joins the 100-strong City of Bristol Choir, international soloists and professional orchestra the Bristol Ensemble.

Peter Auty

Peter Auty is established as one of Britain’s leading tenors. He made his professional debut at Opera North in 1998 and was a company principal of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden from 1999 until 2002 where he covered several major roles and had the opportunity of working with many of the world’s leading singers and conductors. He returned to the Royal Opera singing the roles of Malcolm in Macbeth and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. In the UK, Peter Auty has sung for Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Glyndebourne on Tour, English National Opera and Scottish Opera. Abroad he has worked with several companies including Essen Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Nationale Reisopera and New Zealand Opera. On the concert platform he has appeared with many major orchestras and at prestigious festivals including the BBC Proms and Three Choirs Festival.

Jennifer Johnston

Named by BBC Music Magazine as "a rising star", and the Financial Times as the "Face to Watch in Opera", Jennifer Johnston is a former BBC New Generation Artist and a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music. She has appeared in opera at the Teatro alla Scala, Salzburg Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper, Festival d'Aix en Provence, Opera de Lille, Beijing Festival, Baltic Sea Festival and more.

She has performed with many orchestras in repertoire spanning the centuries, from Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Dallas Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the National Youth Orchestra at the BBC Proms, and Mahler's Second Symphony with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra.


Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol


Tickets £30, £24, £18 and £12, £5 for under 18s and students in full time education

Telephone 0844 887 1500 or buy online at www.colstonhall.org or in person at the box office from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday

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