Elijah, op. 70
Written in the spirit of Bach and Handel, whose music he loved, Felix Mendelssohn’s powerful choral masterpiece brings to life some of the most dramatic moments in the Old Testament. Fire comes from the heavens, storms gather, and the people cry for vengeance. From the prophet’s curse of drought to his ascent to heaven on a fiery chariot, Elijah is an extraordinary musical experience. Jane Glover conducts an all-star cast and the chorus Opera News calls “one of Chicago’s musical glories.” Elijah will be performed in English.
Sponsor: The Negaunee Foundation
Jennifer More will give a preconcert lecture on Sunday, September 17, 6:30 pm, at the Doubletree Hotel (Athens Room) adjacent to the North Shore Center. There will be no lecture on Saturday, September 16.
- Part I, "As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth"
- Part II, "Lift thine eyes to the mountains"
- Part II, Chorus, "Oh rest in the Lord"