DON’T forget about Bearsden Choir’s opening concert ‘The Dream of Geronitius’ this Saturday in Bute Hall at the University of Glasgow.
The concert at 7.30pm kicks off the choir’s 2012/2013 season and this is the only performance in Scotland this year of Elgar’s finest choral work which has been described as ‘a national monument’ - many consider Gerontius to be his greatest ever composition.
Singers from Bearsden Choir, Glasgow University and The Academy of Sacred Music, will join forces with Scottish Sinfonia, under the baton of Neil Mantle MBE, to perform this jewel in the crown of choral repertoire.
A superb trio of soloists will complement the evening - Matthew Todd is Gerontius/the Soul, Colette Ruddy is the Angel and Jon Stainsby will be both the Priest and the Angel of the Agony.
money raised from the event will go to children in El Salvador and Glasgow based SCIAF. The performance is also a thank you to Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti in this, the year of his retirement.
This concert is part of the Arts In Autumn festival which is supported by, among others, Music at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow City Council.
Children will be admitted free, for tickets and further information from Bearsden Choir contact Gill Hamblen 07751 151799 or Sarah Strachan 07989 260030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org