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Elijah

21 March 2020
Starts at 07:30 PM
Leeds Town Hall
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Mendelssohn Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A 25

Rebecca Evans soprano
Sara Fulgoni mezzo soprano
Joshua Ellicott tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Leeds Festival Chorus
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Simon Wright
conductor

Part of Leeds International Concert Season

Here is a rare chance to hear Mendelssohn’s huge oratorio Elijah, written for the Birmingham Festival in 1846.  It tells of the life of the Prophet as depicted in the Book of Kings, pepped up with some episodes drawn from elsewhere in the scriptures.  It was hugely popular from its first performance but fell from favour in the last century.