Mendelssohn’s Elijah – the first of two Concerts celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the founding of South Holland Singers.
Saturday 13th May 2017 – Spring Concert
This was held at the Parish Church of St. Mary and St. Nicolas, Spalding.
We presented Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”. The South Holland Singers (Musical Director: Robin Carter) and The Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra (Musical Director: Malcolm Goodman)
Soloists: Alex Aldren (tenor), Hannah Poulsom (mezzo-soprano), James Geidt (bass) and Carrie-Ann Williams (soprano).
Also featuring the Mirinesse Singers (Director: Sam Graper)
This was the first of our two 70th Anniversary Concerts this year.
Mendelssohn’s Oratorio Elijah (German: Elias), Op. 70, MWV A 25.
Premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival, it depicts events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings of the Old Testament. The work is scored for four vocal soloists (bass-baritone, tenor, alto and soprano), a symphony orchestra including brass and organ and a four-part chorus.
For further information about this work see the Wikipedia entry here: Mendelssohn’s Elijah (oratorio)
The second of our two 70th Anniversary Concerts this year will feature the work performed in 1947, Handel’s Messiah. Further details can be found here.