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Thu 12 Mar , 7:30 pm| £10
Felix Bartoldy Mendelssohn: Elijah
Elijah: Alexander Lee
Tenor: Nathanael Thomas-Atkin
Alto solos: Sophie Horrocks, Emily Beringer, Sarah Pierce
Soprano solos: Hannah McKay and Emma Burke
Conductor Nathan Smith
With Durham Opera Ensemble and Durham University Choral Society
Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah sets scenes from the life of the Old Testament prophet, including a battle with the priests of Baal to see whose god is the most powerful, an encounter with an angel, and Elijah’s whirlwind ascent into heaven in a fiery chariot, with highly dramatic choruses, and sublime solos, including the famous ‘O rest in the Lord’.
Tickets: £10, concessions £8, available online from Durham University Music Society via the link below
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