Sheila Joynes's Musical Diary

Dream of Gerontius – The Performance


The review says it all… but it can’t describe the emotion, elation and satisfaction derived from such a performance. The amazing vision of such a building full of people performing and/or listening to Elgar’s superb and moving music, will remain with me for the rest of my days.

I was very glad to be facing sideways, looking at the conductor and the music, because the enormity of that hall is just stunning from the point of view of the stage. If you don’t believe me look at this picture for a taste of how it felt!

I am used to being on stage, I am used to performing in public and I was not at all nervous – but I WAS thrilled and moved by the whole thing!