Friday 1 Aug 2014, 7.45pmWorcester Cathedral, Worcester
Adrian Partington conductor
Sarah Fox soprano
Claudia Huckle alto
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Neal Davies bass baritone
Marcus Farnsworth baritone
Brindley Sherratt bass
Three Choirs Festival Chorus choir
Elgar The Apostles
Elgar claims to have begun conceiving The Apostles (1903) as a schoolboy, which depicts the twelve disciples of Jesus and their reactions to their calling, as well as Jesus’ preaching, miracles, crucifixion, resurrection and final ascension.
Judas, traditionally known for his betrayal of Jesus, is sympathetically portrayed in The Apostles, reasoning that through his treachery, Judas hoped to compel Jesus to fulfil his destiny and prove himself the Son of God.
This concert is part of the Three Choirs Festival series