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Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society - Mendelssohn: Elijah

Saturday 30th March

19:00 - 21:30

Description:Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society, perform Mendelssohn: Elijah here at Wells Cathedral. Mendelssohn much admired the Baroque works of Bach and Handel but - in creating this oratorio depicting events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah - Mendelssohn’s lyricism and use of orchestral & choral colour clearly demonstrate his own style and genius as an early Romantic composer. The work was premiered in 1846 and has remained a firm favourite with performers and audiences since. Elijah includes: the resurrection of a dead youth, a contest between Jehovah and Baal, the bringing of rain to parched Israel through Elijah's prayers, the prosecution of Elijah by Queen Jezebel, Elijah's vision of God appearing and his ascension on a fiery chariot into heaven. The work ends with prophecies and praise. Tickets: £12.00 – £28.00; available via the link below, Wells Cathedral Shop Box Office, (01749 672773) and at the door.

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