L'enfance du Christ
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Allan Clayton tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Neal Davies bass
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Berlioz L'enfance du Christ
Sir Mark Elder conducts a stellar cast of soloists in Berlioz's magical oratorio which tells the story of Christ's childhood - the perfect start to the festive season.
Based on the stoy of the Holy Family's journey from Bethlehem to Egypt, L'enfance du Christ is one of Berlioz's most popular and enduring works. Not exactly a Christmas work it has become inseparable from this time of year and in contrast to Les Troyens and Damnation de Faust Berlioz has created a work with a much more intimate character.
The orchestra's new professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices, make their London debut, conducted by one of the UK's most distinguished conductors Sir Mark Elder.
The Cambridge performance is SOLD OUT.
Find out more about Sarah Connolly in our Meet Sarah blog post
Sir Mark Elder talks to our programme note writer about L'enfance du Christ in a recent blog post
Find out more about Roderick Williams in our Meet Roderick blog post