Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dream of Gerontius

Really really looking forward to singing "Gerontius for the 4th time. We join with the Christchurch City Choir in September for their planned performance. Maybe all our Dunedin fans could follow us up to Christchurch!

3 comments:

Leta said...

Yay! I think we are all keen to sing Elgar's Dream of Gerontius again. It is such awesomely beautiful music.

Details of the performance are:
Saturday 13 September, 7.30 pm
Christchurch Town Hall

Kate Spence - mezzo-soprano, Keith Lewis - tenor, Paul Whelan - bass
with Christchurch City Choir, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, ChristChurch Cathedral Choir and City of Dunedin Choir.
Brian Law - conductor

It will be well worth the trip to catch this performance in Christchurch!

daharja said...

I'll never forget the first time I sang this magnificent piece. It was as part of the Australian Intervarsity Choral Festival 199-mumble in Adelaide.

Most of all, I'll never forget figure 120, when an elderly audience member nearly fell off her seat at the cymbal clash (I think she had been dozing)!

I'm really looking forward to performing the work again, and have been reviewing a score already in preparation. Oh - am I a music nerd or what!

AlanGirvan said...

The great cymbal clash came at a convenient time for people singing Gerontius in Adelaide in 1994, because many people in the choir had bad throats, and we were told, the Clash would mask our coughs if we felt the need.