Press Release: Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” PRESENTED BY THE PHILADELPHIA CHORUS
A CONCERT FEATURING
THE PHILADELPHIA CHORUS, Raquel García, Artistic Director
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4 PM
at Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
The Philadelphia Chorus begins its 2017-2018 season with a concert featuring Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with guest soloists John Miles, baritone, Sharon Rhinesmith, mezzo-soprano & Justin Gonzalez, tenor.
These remarkable vocalists will bring to life Mendelssohn’s magnificent romantic oratorio ‘Elijah’ as expressed through exciting musical storytelling, brilliant arias, and grand and vibrant choruses.
Recounting the Old Testament story as told in the Book of Kings, this powerful work has assured its place in choral repertoire since its premiere in 1846. The dialogue throughout the piece offers an intense and dramatic retelling of the Israelites’ diminishing faith in God amidst a long-lasting drought, as they resort to worshipping an alternate God, Baal. But ever-strong in his belief and at the urging of several angels, Elijah seeks to restore his people’s faith.
WHAT: The Philadelphia Chorus a 65-voice ensemble, under the artistic direction of Raquel García, will perform Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”
WHEN: Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm
WHERE: Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
TICKETS: $30 at the door; $25 seniors/advance sales, $15 students
INFO: (610) 352-3565 www.thephiladelphiachorus.org