ELGAR DREAM of GERONTIUS
Birmingham Festival Choral Society invite you to join them for their 175th anniversery concert.
Birmingham Festival Choral Society is the longest established chorus in Birmingham. It was formed in 1843 to supply the majority of the singers for the Triennial Musical Festivals, the proceeds of which went towards building and maintaining Birmingham’s first General Hospital. The Society provided the majority of the chorus not only for the première of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the 1846 Festival, but also all future Musical Festivals. It gave many premières including Dvorak’s Requiem (1891) conducted by the composer, and Sir Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius (1900) and The Music Makers (1912).