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.
Fiery and dramatic, yet richly lyrical – a feast indeed!
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Soprano: Lorna Anderson
Alto: Catherine Wyn Rogers
Tenor: Andrew MacKenzie-Wicks
Bass: Gavan Ring
This performance will be held in the beautiful Derbyshire town of Matlock, in the heart of the Peak District.
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Tickets available through The Derbyshire Singers website: