March 16th 2024 -‘We are the Music Makers’

A Saturday evening concert in Sunderland Minster, starting at 7.30 p.m., conducted by David Murray.

This concert will be the second in our 75th Anniversary season and will feature Edward Elgar’s ‘The Music Makersand Sea Pictures’ with Hubert Parry’s ‘I was glad

Tickets – £15.00 for Nave (£8.00 concessions for full-time students and on income related benefits) or Gallery (limited view) £8.00. Accompanied under 16s free. Tickets will be available from members of the Society, at the door (cash only), or on-line from – who also have a direct link on the home page of this website.

Doors open from 6.45 p.m. Apart from seats marked for Patrons, there are no allocated seats.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the choral society, David Murray will conduct the choir, world recognised mezzo-soprano Sarah Pring, and the orchestra in Elgar’s iconic cantata.

The libretto is the ode by Arthur O’Shaunessy. Elgar identified himself as the ‘dreamer of dreams’ in the opening lines of the poem and the work as being semi-autobiographical. In doing so he referenced a number of his earlier works – the Enigma Variations, Land of Hope and Glory to mention just two.