Oxford Harmonic Choir sings Mendelssohn's Elijah

Last edited by Oxford Harmonic... on 8 March 2023

Venue, Timing and Cost

Oxford Town Hall
Saturday, 1 April 2023
Doors open at 7 PM and the concert finishes at 10 PM
Arena and back gallery £20 Side gallery £17 Wheelchair users arena £18 Under 18s/students £10

For our spring concert, we will perform another huge favourite with audiences and singers alike: Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah. First performed in Birmingham Town Hall in 1846, it contains some of the composer’s greatest music, with magnificent choruses, beautiful arias and imaginative orchestration. The story from the Old Testament, containing many natural phenomena – drought, fire, rain, and earthquake – offers much scope for expressive writing, and the work combines many moments of high drama with more lyrical passages of the kind normally associated with the composer. Together with Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Creation, Elijah forms a trio of the most popular oratorios in the choral repertoire.


Katherine Crompton – soprano
Arlene Rolph – mezzo soprano
Simon Ashmead – tenor
Thomas Humphreys -- baritone

Further Information

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Tickets Oxford at the Oxford Playhouse or via 01865 305305


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