Dream of Gerontius, April 2010

ElgarEdward Elgar Edward Elgar NewmanCardinal Newman
Sunday, 25 Apr 2010, 8 pm
Manchester Cathedral

Elgar’s dramatic setting of Cardinal Newman’s poem concluded the Choir’s 125th anniversary celebrations.  The work, regarded by many as Elgar’s finest, describes the death of a faithful man and the journey of his soul, guided by a guardian angel, to judgement, redemption and ultimate glory.

This concert was dedicated to the memory of James Eastham, who died suddenly on 13th April 2010. Dr Eastham, longtime conductor of Salford Choral Society and formerly of Blackburn Music Society, was well-known to many OCS members and usually attended our concerts.

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Adrian Thompson
Adrian Thompson – Tenor
Kathleen Wilkinson
Kathleen Wilkinson – Alto
David Soar
David Soar – Bass
Orchestra East Lancs Sinfonia
Conductor Nigel Wilkinson