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Mendelssohn’s “Elijah": A Whirlwind of Vocal Firepower

  • Apr 9, 2010

Elijah performance from May 3, 2009 at Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham, Alabama by the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra.

On Monday night, the Boston Symphony Orchestra performed Mendelssohn’s grand oratorio “Elijah" at Carnegie Hall. Here’s The New York Times review of the performance, which included as Elijah the bass-baritone Shenyang, who also sang Messiah with Helmuth Rilling in New York last December. On July 9th in Portland and July 11th in Eugene, experience the power of Thomas Quasthoff in the title role, and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra marshaled by conductor Helmuth Rilling. Read All