Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2023

Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius

Wednesday 26 July, 7.30pm

Ely Cathedral


Gabrieli Roar
Gabrieli Roar Senior Choir
Gabrieli Consort
Gabrieli Semichorus
Polish National Youth Choir
Paul McCreesh conductor
Nicky Spence tenor
Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano
Andrew Foster-Williams bass-baritone

Gabrieli returns to Ely Cathedral to perform Elgar’s mammoth masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius. 

As Gerontius faces his death, he meets his guardian Angel and comes face to face with God, before being sent to Purgatory with the promise of everlasting glory. 

Over 200 young singers from across the country take to the stage alongside world-class period instrumentalists and singers, and renowned soloists. This performance is the culmination of an intensive five-day residential course where Gabrieli Chorus Directors and vocal coaches have been working alongside partner choirs and singers to bring together this epic oratorio. 

Led by Gabrieli’s Artistic Director, Paul McCreesh, The Dream of Gerontius promises an inspirational and uplifting evening of some of the most glorious music in the classical canon. 

Tickets: £20, £10 (under 16s free)

Gabrielli Roar