Park Slope Singers present Mendelssohn's Elijah Part II
Date: April 30, 2013
Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
The Park Slope Singers conclude our 21st season with two dynamic performances of Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah, Part II.
Following a successful and lauded performance of Elijah, Part I last June, the Park Slope Singers complete their performance of one of the most successful and enduring oratorios ever written with Elijah, Part II.
Written in 1846, Elijah tells the story of the Biblical prophet and his trials and triumphs in the 9th Century B.C. as he attempts to woo the Israelites back to the worship of Jehovah. The oratorio’s second part opens with a call to hear and listen to God. Elijah’s story twists and turns as he escapes edicts commanding his death and then journeys to the wilderness out of exhaustion and frustration. He is then sent into the desert by angels appear to him where he hears the voice of the Lord which strengthens him
The four soloists cover a range of roles as they perform famous arias ranging from the tender and soothing to the dramatic and operatic. The Park Slope Singers also perform a spectrum of emotions as they comfort Elijah with words of endurance and then rejoice in the presence of the chariots of the Lord.
The Bay Ridge performance of the Park Slope Singers' spring concert will be held at 8:00 PM, Friday, May 31, 2012 at the Church of the Good Shepard (4th Avenue & 75th Street), Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, as part of the Arts on the Corner series.Tickets will be available at the door.
The Park Slope performance of the Park Slope Singers' spring concert will be held at 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 2, 2012 at St. Saviour Church (8th Avenue and 6th Street), Park Slope, Brooklyn, our usual venue. Tickets are $15 (General Admission) and $10 (seniors and students), and will be available at the door, with a reception following.
The program is Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah, Part I
Soprano: Heather Fetrow
Alto: Jessica Kimple
Tenor: Kurt Alakulppi
with Ira Spaulding, Music Director, in the role of Elijah
Pianist: Alison Dean
For information about us, visit parkslopesingers.org