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A Gripping Account

Derby Bach Choir sings
Elgar's 'The Dream of Gerontius',
and impresses MIKE WHEELER

 

Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius has become something of a calling-card for Derby Bach Choir. I make this their fourth performance in the last sixteen years, but there was never any danger of familiarity breeding a sense of routine in this gripping account (Derby Bach Choir, Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 7 November 2015).

Conductor Richard Roddis ensured that every expressive base was covered in the Prelude, and that orchestral details such as the two brief passages of stopped-horn writing made their effect...

Copyright © 12 November 2015 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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EDWARD ELGAR

THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS

DERBY BACH CHOIR

RICHARD RODDIS

DERWENT SINGERS

DERBY CATHEDRAL

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

CHORAL MUSIC

VOCAL MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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