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Shrewsbury Choral Society concert: Elgar's The Kingdom

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Following 'The Dream of Gerontius' and 'The Apostles', Elgar was commissioned to produce another large oratorio for the 1906 Birmingham Festival. This was 'The Kingdom', a beautiful and moving work which continues the narrative of the lives of Jesus' disciples.

Shrewsbury Choral Society, conductor Dr. Martin Cook, will be joined by 4 international solists and Shrewsbury Sinfonia, leader Anne Tupling, to sing this wonderful work.

The concert starts at 7.30p.m. and there will be a Pre-Concert talk at 6.15p.m. given by Dr. Paul Nevins:

The life and career of Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) coincided with a period of significant change in the development of the trumpet. Elgar was a performing musician and witnessed first hand these changes in the trumpet world. Paul Nevins completed his PhD thesis entitled: ‘Trumpet in Transition: a history of the trumpet and its players in the United Kingdom through the music and relationships of Sir Edward Elgar’ last year, and will give a short illustrated pre-concert talk with particular reference to The Kingdom, demonstrating a century-old sound world using historical instruments.

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