Penny Gore presents a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the start of a week of Afternoon on 3 devoted to great choral works (listen again).
Daniele Gatti conducts the Radio France Chorus and Orchestre National de France, with soloists Lucy Crowe (soprano), Christianne Stotijn (contralto), Rainer Trost (tenor), Michael Nagy (bass-baritone) and Armand Sztykgold (boy soprano) (soloist from the Radio France Children’s Chorus). The performance was given in June at the Gothic Basilica of Saint-Denis to the north of Paris. The performance is the German libretto.
Elijah was first performed in Birmingham in English in 1846, with Mendelssohn himself conducting.
Canterbury Choral Society are performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Sir Willard White as Elijah in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 1st November 2014. You can buy tickets for this performance here.