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BBC Philharmonic
Leeds Philharmonic Chorus
Cambridge University Symphony Chorus

David Hill - conductor
Carolyn Sampson - soprano
Jane Irwin – mezzo soprano
Ed Lyon – tenor
Gareth Brynmor John - baritone

Elgar – The Kingdom Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Steve Muir.

The Kingdom follows The Apostles as the second part of a trilogy Elgar left unfinished, recounting the story of the disciples, Pentecost and the descent of the Holy Spirit. It opens with an extensive orchestral prelude, setting the scene for the undeniable wonder evoked by the story – whether or not the music falls on religious ears.

Modelled on JS Bach’s Passions, the tale is recounted by four soloists; the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, St Peter and St John, all still reeling from the events of Easter in The Apostles. Since it is the middle movement of this trilogy which was never completed, The Kingdom is not performed as often as other Elgar choral works, though its mystical nature is very special. The last movement closes with a celestial, serene setting of the Lord’s Prayer in acceptance of God’s unwavering love.

 

 


PRICES:

A £39.22, B £37.10, C £32.86, D £25.44,
E £19.08
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(prices include 6% booking fee) 

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  • I always said God was against art and I still believe it. Anything obscene or trivial is blessed in this world and has a reward – I ask for no reward – only to live and hear my work.
    Elgar