Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Canterbury Cathedral on 23 June for Elgar The Dream of Gerontius.

The role of Gerontius to be sung by Andrew Staples who recently recorded it with Daniel Barenboim.

Kathryn Rudge, 2017 BBC New Generation Artist, will sing the part of The Angel in The Dream of Gerontius.


The Dream of Gerontius

Saturday 23 June 2018 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Canterbury Choral Society
Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir
Richard Cooke conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano
Andrew Staples tenor (Gerontius)
Edward Grint bass

VENUE: Canterbury Cathedral

Sponsored by
Lady Kingsdown, OBE

About Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

‘This is the best of me;’ wrote Elgar on completion of The Dream of Gerontius, ‘this, if anything of mine, is worth your memory’.

Probably the most evocative and enduring of the choral ‘greats’ of the 20th century, The Dream of Gerontius stirs emotional and impassioned solos and choruses within a full-bodied Romantic orchestral tapestry. We are thrilled to be welcoming back the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the fourth time. A world-class orchestra with world-class soloists and what promises to be another mighty occasion for performers and audience.

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