Gloriæ Dei Cantores and Elements Theatre Company present Ralph Vaughan Williams’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 draw an international audience into a timeless story portraying the universal journey of humanity’s search for spiritual redemption.
The Pilgrim’s Progress is the featured event of an international symposium on Arts and Ecumenism commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Sponsored in part by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust of London, it will be the first fully-staged performance of the opera worldwide since performed in London in 2012.
The Pilgrim’s Progress is the culmination of 45 years of Vaughan Williams’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.
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 Pilgrim’s Progress will be performed at the Church of the Transfiguration, Cape Cod, MA, on October 27, 28, and November 3, 4 at 7:30PM.