Sunday 18th August 2019
Edinburgh Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Tickets £15 - £48. A transaction fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5, will be added to all bookings. If you choose to receive your tickets in the post, you will be charged £1 for postage.
Elgar - The Kingdom
Martyn Brabbins *
Natalya Romaniw, soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano
David Butt Philip, tenor
Roderick Williams, baritone
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Aidan Oliver, Chorus Director
With a remarkable Siegfried in 2018 and an equally astonishing La damnation de Faust the previous year, Manchester’s Hallé return with one of Elgar’s greatest, and most neglected, achievements: The Kingdom.
Exploring the lives of the twelve disciples during the Church’s earliest days, Elgar’s final oratorio is shot through with glowing passion and stately serenity. Elder has long been a passionate champion of Elgar’s noble, poignant music, and he and the Hallé are joined by four exceptional vocal soloists and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus for this deeply moving meditation on faith.
* We’d like to inform you that unfortunately Sir Mark Elder has had to withdraw from the Hallé performance of Elgar’s The Kingdom on Sunday 18 August at 5pm for medical reasons.
We are very grateful to Martyn Brabbins who has agreed to replace Sir Mark Elder as conductor.
Martyn Brabbins is Music Director of the English National Opera. He is a popular figure at the BBC Proms and with most of the leading British orchestras, and regularly visits top international orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw, DSO Berlin and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony. He appeared at the International Festival in 2017 and 2018 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.