The Pilgrim’s Progress, by Ralph Vaughan Williams
October 27 & 28, November 3 & 4, 7:30PM
Gloriæ Dei Cantores and Elements Theatre Company present Ralph Vaughan William’s opera, The Pilgrim’s Progress, fully staged with orchestra and guest soloists at the Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA. For the first time in twelve years, the production is returning to a New England stage. The opera will lure audience members from across the country and internationally, into a timeless story portraying the universal journey of humanity’s search for spiritual redemption. Set at the Church of the Transfiguration, this rarely performed opera depicts every man’s journey on earth. It will come to life amidst frescoes, mosaics, bronze, glasswork and stone carvings depicting the story of mans salvation from Genesis to Revelation.
The opera is the culmination of 45 years of Vaughan William’s musical journey. It’s the ultimate expression of the wide variety of his musical style, exhibiting fabulous transparency of orchestration and a luminous sound.
Sponsored by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust of London, it will be the first fully staged performance of the opera world-wide since it was performed at the English National Opera at the London Coliseum in 2012.
Limited tickets available!
For reservations, please call 508-240-2400.
Church of the Transfiguration
5 Bay View Drive
Orleans, MA 02653
“Richly rewarding, generously programmed – a real treat”—CLASSICSTODAY.COM
“They sing with absolute fluency and authority”—GRAMOPHONE
“Seamless ensemble, seductive phrasing”—LOS ANGELES TIMES
Advent Lessons & Carols—A Beloved Tradition for 30 Years
December 1 & 2, 4:30PM
Join Gloriae Dei Cantores for the candlelit Service of Advent Lessons and Carols—a beloved tradition for thirty years. The services will include carols, scripture readings, prayers and traditional songs of the season.