Mendelssohn’s Elijah – A Fiery Musical Feast!
Following their spectacular 2014 performance of Verdi’s Requiem, Lewisham Choral Society and The Derbyshire Singers make a welcome return to the Fairfield Halls to perform Mendelssohn’s magnificent Elijah. Building on the legacy of Bach and Handel oratorios and using a rather sparse Biblical source, Mendelssohn added a large helping of early Romantic drama and colour: a musical depiction of rains falling on the parched earth, a fierce contest between Jehovah and Baal, a sacrifice consumed by fire and the prophet’s ascension to Heaven in a blazing chariot.
The ticket price includes a free programme which you can access by clicking here.
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If you would like to hear more about the concert, LCS sopranos Rosemary Savinson and Penny Champion had a starring role on Croydon Radio on the 16th of March.
Rose and Penny chatted with Gill Manly on her show ‘The Singer and the Song & Worker’s Playtime’ and the full show can be listened to or downloaded here, alternatively click the play button just below. Listen from 40.20 for Rose and Penny.
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If you’re a Spotify user and unfamiliar with the piece we are performing, here is a playlist of a professional recording to listen to:
[Image: David Green]