classical music

The Apostles

Part of Classical music

Joined by opera stars and two choirs, the London Philharmonic Orchestra brings Elgar’s oratorio to life.

At the peak of his fame, and height of his genius, the composer threw all his creative power into a single epic project: a trilogy of choral works that told the story of early Christianity not (as he put it) with ‘hymn tunes and rubbish’, but as a sweeping, deeply felt human drama, glowing with colour and emotion.

Written for huge forces and filled with music that goes straight to the heart, The Apostles is the closest Elgar ever got to writing an opera.

Mark Elder adores it, and with a cast made up of top operatic talent, it’s an experience to touch the soul.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano, Angel Gabriel, Blessed Virgin Mary
Alice Coote contralto, Mary Magdalene, Narrator 2
Allan Clayton tenor, Narrator 1, John
Roderick Williams bass, Jesus
David Stout bass, Peter
Brindley Sherratt bass, Judas
London Philharmonic Choir
BBC Symphony Chorus

Repertoire

Elgar: The Apostles

Dates & times

26 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 140 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 4 events (10% discount); 5 – 7 events (15% discount); 8 – 10 events (20% discount); 11 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season.