An epic choral masterpiece. Simon Over conducts Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius:
a story relating the journey of a man’s soul after death.
An orchestral prelude emerges, and so begins this oratorio based on a Victorian poem by Cardinal John Henry Newman. Enter a musical world laden with emotional power, depicting fallen angels, pain, fear, and exultation. Join Southbank Sinfonia, Parliament Choir, and Simon Over, at Rome’s second-largest church, St Paul’s Outside the Walls, in the Vatican City, Rome.
Tickets are free, but you will need to register for them here. (Please note, this link takes you to an external website where you will be asked for your contact details, place, and date of birth. The form is in Italian: you can use Google Translate to see the form in English).