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Sunday, 8th December 2019:
Elgar: Gerontius

Sheldonian Theatre: 5:00pm
Doors open: 4:30pm

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"This is the best of me."  Elgar wrote these words from John Ruskin on the autograph score of his great choral work The Dream of Gerontius, and few have disagreed with his verdict.  Elgar's deeply felt and passionate setting of John Henry Newman's dramatic poem about the progress of a soul through death and into the afterlife to its judgement transformed the English choral tradition, and had a huge influence on his successors.

The Oxford Bach Choir will be conducted by Benjamin Nicholas, accompanied by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and with soloists Ed Lyon (Tenor), Kathryn Rudge (Contralto) and Roderick Williams (Bass), one of the choir's Vice-Presidents.

Duration: Approximately 1½ hours
There will be no interval

£42, £30, £20, £15

Discounts (Only one discount will be applied per ticket)
Students: £5 off
Under 18s: 50% discount *
Groups of 10 or more: 10% discount on full price
Wheelchair users, patrons with disabilities and their carers: Please telephone OBC Box Office 01865 980220 for availability and further information.
* We regret that children under 6 years old cannot be admitted to this concert.

We regret that there are no Wheelchair spaces left for this concert.
We post tickets free of charge to the UK only, up to 7 days before the event, after which tickets will need to be collected from our Box Office in the main entrance of the Sheldonian Theatre from 3:30pm on concert day.

Tickets can only be refunded when a concert is sold out and your ticket is resold. There may be a handling fee of £1.

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The only seats currently available are unreserved in the Upper Galley, all other areas being sold out. *
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Upper Gallery

* To be added to the waiting list please email boxoffice@oxfordbachchoir.org stating your ticket requirements.
The waiting list will be operational until 29th November 2019.

Please note that Semi-circle and Upper Gallery seats do not have backrests.

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