Published on in “Music”, language — English. 20 pages.
Mendelssohn’s Elijah has been described as ‘more of an opera than an oratorio’. Intensely theatrical, it calls for a substantial orchestra, a large line-up of soloists, and a chorus that has both power and sensitivity.
The work was a smash hit at its first performance in 1846 before two thousand people in Birmingham’s Town Hall — a building whose interior is very similar in size and layout to the Auckland Town Hall. More
Auckland Chorals 2017 Concert Series. Learn about Auckland Choral's season in 2017, and the great programme we prepared. More