Broadcast live from St. Paul's Cathedral, London by the BBC on 26th November 1997 as part of the Cathedral's 300th anniversary celebrations.
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“This is a very good Gerontius. Davis's long-standing love of the work is evident at just about every point, but he keeps cool-headed enough to shape the drama convincingly. The solo team is terrific. Langridge is an absorbing Gerontius, bringing extraordinary depth to the minutest details of characterisation. Catherine Wyn Rogers is tonally glorious as the Angel. Miles is more commanding still than in the Colin Davis LSO Live version... In terms of presentation this is an old-fashioned concert film in the best sense: close-ups on players, soloists, conductor and architectural details judiciously chosen.”
“[Langridge] is at his very finest as Gerontius...the BBC Chorus [is] especially telling in first accelerating and then pulling back for its climax”
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