Join Sir Andrew Davis and the RSNO for the finale of the 2022 International Festival with music to exhilarate, invigorate, calm and console.
Join Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for a joyful, visionary climax to the Usher Hall series: The Dream of Gerontius. They are joined by the combined forces of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, NYCOS and three exceptional British vocal soloists.
One of the most moving works in the choral repertoire, The Dream of Gerontius deals with nothing less than life, death and what lies beyond, as an elderly man faces his mortality, meets his guardian spirit, and glimpses the divine. It’s a profound experience for listeners of all faiths and none, expressed in music to exhilarate, invigorate, calm and console.
Celebrate a time of renewal and optimism with a deeply spiritual performance from some of the UK’s finest musicians.
The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust
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Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis Conductor
Karen Cargill Mezzo Soprano
Andrew Staples Tenor
Iain Paterson Baritone
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Aidan Oliver Chorus Director
National Youth Choir of Scotland
Christopher Bell Chorus Director
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
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