With soloists and Sinfonia Schola Cantorum. Sung in English.
Last performed by the chorale over 30 years ago, this beloved masterpiece will thrill you with its beauty and drama.
Felix Mendelssohn composed the oratorio, Elijah, in the spirit of his Baroque predecessors, Bach and Handel, whose music he loved. While Elijah was modeled after the oratorios of these two Baroque masters, its lyricism and use of orchestral and choral color clearly reflects Mendelssohn’s own genius as an early Romantic composer.