Edward Gardner who last year conducted wonderful performances of Elgar's Dream of Gerontius in London and Salisbury returns to the work on Thursday 12th of April on Radio 3 at 7.30 in Birmingham. With the City of Birmingham Orchestra and Chorus he conducts in place of Andris Nelsons who has has to withdraw through family illness. Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano, is the Angel which should be a real treat, James Rutherford is the bass-baritone whilst the supple voiced young Robert Murray sings the tenor role. Mr Murray replaces Toby Spence who is indisposed. The concert is repeated at the Barbican, London, on Saturday the 14th.