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...
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