Join LCS, The Bromley Boy Singers, Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, and three outstanding soloists for a performance of Edward Elgar’s 1900 masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius on Saturday the 17th March in the Great Hall at Goldsmiths.
Elgar’s tale, composed to a poem by John Henry Newman, tells of of a dying man’s journey to the afterlife, and includes encounters with angels and demons, a thunderous glimpse of God, and a tranquil bathe in the lake of Purgatory.
The subject matter gave Elgar the scope to produce some of his most inspirational and colourful music, in turns dramatic, poignant and sublimely peaceful, culminating in a magical finale as the voice of an angel floats over the double choir of LCS, and the boy treble ‘angelicals’ of Bromley Boy Singers.
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Some news from our Christmas carolling efforts… we raised £258.79 for Health Poverty Action, £311.62 for St. Joseph’s Hospice, and our Christmas concert collection yielded £305.17 for LewCAS – excellent news all round!