The 2017 Calvary Masterworks Chorus presents Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”
“Elijah” is an epic retelling of the Old Testament story of the prophet Elijah. Alongside Handel’s “Messiah,” this piece is considered one of the greatest oratorios ever written with music that conveys sheer power and emotion. Mendelssohn was determined that the drama of the story should be of central importance, and dramatic it certainly is! A story of a curse that brings the scourge of drought, followed by despair, wickedness, cruelty, relief, tenderness, and mercy. The turmoil is finally resolved in an impassioned chorus of praise to the “Lord, our Creator.”
A word from Jeremy Schell, our Director:
The Music Department at Calvary University invites you to be a part of this year’s Masterworks Chorus as we present Mendelssohn’s Elijah! This incredible choral work tells the story of Elijah from Scripture and is considered one of the “must do” choral pieces for any singer.
Our first rehearsal is Monday, August 28 at 7:00 pm at Calvary University, in Liberty Chapel. We will rehearse every Monday following (except Labor Day) until our performance on Friday, November 10 at 7:30 pm.
The cost to join the choir is $25 per person and $50 for a family. You may sign-up at our first rehearsal, or by clicking HERE.
If you plan to join us, please reply as soon as possible so we can prepare music ahead of time. If you’re interested in getting your own copy, we are using the Schirmer edition: https://www.amazon.com/Elijah-Oratorio-Baritone-Schirmers-Oratorios/dp/0793545595/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1496153310&sr=1-1&keywords=mendelssohn+elijah
I sincerely hope to see you this August for what is sure to be a fantastic musical and worshipful experience!