[The Dream of Gerontius] Artwork by Khoa Doan
Artwork by Khoa Doan

Bard College Conservatory of Music and The Orchestra Now

The Dream of Gerontius


The Orchestra Now and musicians from the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra perform Elgar’s masterful choral work, conducted by Leon Botstein, in this special side-by-side concert. Elgar drew the lyrics for this choral work from John Henry Cardinal Newman’s poem that follows the soul of one pious man as he journeys from death to judgment to purgatory.
Learn about The Dream of Gerontius courtesy of the BBC and the Library of Birmingham.

Read a synopsis of Elgar’s masterful choral work at the BBC.