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Work: The Kingdom - oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.51

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ComposerElgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)
PeriodRomantic
Year1906
Work typeChoral
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WinchesterBSO: Elgar's Kingdom

BSO: Elgar's Kingdom
Elgar: The Kingdom - oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.51
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Lumsden; The Waynflete Singers

EdinburghElgar's The Kingdom

Elgar: The Kingdom - oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.51
The Hallé; Sir Mark Elder; Natalya Romaniw; Alice Coote; Michael Fabiano; Roderick Williams

WorcesterCome and Sing Elgar's The Kingdom hosted by the Elgar Chorale

Elgar: The Kingdom - oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.51
Piers Maxim, Choirmaster / chorus director
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An Invigorating Performance of Elgar's The Kingdom by Edward Gardner in Holland

Edward Gardner and Edward Caswell offered the British choir tradition in the form of Elgar's The Kingdom as a refreshingly programmed alternative to the many Bach passions. The combined choirs excelled together with an impressive Edith Haller.
****1
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A traditional start to a traditional Proms season

A brave choice for a Proms season opener, but Elgar's ponderous score is presented in the best possible light by the BBC forces.
****1
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