North Country Chorus presents Felix Mendelssohn's beloved oratorio (sung in English) ...
- Saturday 6 May, 7:30 pm, at Wells River Congregational Church, Wells River, VT
- Sunday 7 May, 3 pm, at United Community Church - South Building, St. Johnsbury, VT
Accompaniment will be provided by Peter Beardsley, organ, and Robert Wilson, piano. The title role of Elijah will be sung by baritone Lucas Weiss. Other soloists include soprano Julie Drown, mezzo-soprano Katharine DeBoer, and tenor Talan Bryant. The entire ensemble performs under the leadership of NCC Musical Director Alan Rowe.
Elijah depicts events in the life of the Biblical prophet taken from I Kings and II Kings of the Old Testament. It premiered in 1846 in England, conducted by the composer - and was an instant audience success. Mendelssohn loved the Baroque music of Bach and Handel and modelled his oratorio after them, while incorporating the lyricism and orchestral color of the Romantic era.
Tickets are available in advance from Catamount Arts: adults $12 (students $5).
Admission at the door will be adults $15 (students $5).