New Perspectives, Season 56, 2019–2020
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Sunday, May 17 at 3:00pm
Los Altos United Methodist Church
655 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos Map
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

With soloists and Sinfonia Schola Cantorum. Sung in English.

Concert sponsors: Candy Pelissero and Brian Larsen

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.

Free admission for students under 25, with student ID