Spring Concert 2017 review

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)

Read more at: http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/whats-on/music/concert-review-mass-chorus-provides-night-to-remember-in-choir-s-platinum-year-1-7963383

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.



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