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Alexandra Palace Theatre
Alexandra Palace Way
N22 7AY


Felix MendelssohnDie erste Walpurgisnacht, Op.60
Fanny Mendelssohn-HenselHiob Cantata
Fanny Mendelssohn-HenselLockung, Op.3 no.1
Felix MendelssohnPsalm 42, Op.42
Felix MendelssohnVom Himmel Hoch (cantata), MVW A 10


Julia Doyle – Soprano
Rebecca Afonwy Jones – Alto
Ronald Samm – Tenor
Ashley Riches – bass-baritone
David Temple – Conductor

Crouch End Festival Chorus
London Mozart Players

Programme Note

From the drama of raging mountainside battles to exquisite choral textures, the music of Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny Hensel contains a wealth of unforgettable experiences. In this concert the acclaimed Crouch End Festival Chorus presents a selection of works from both siblings, giving Fanny the prominence she deserves alongside her better-known brother.

Works by Felix include his Die erste Walpurgisnacht, a dramatic cantata set on a dark mountain where the Druids and Christians are in conflict. Stylistically the music looks back to Haydn and forwards to Wagner and Mahler. Vom Himmel hoch is a beautiful work very much in the style of Felix’s great inspiration, J.S. Bach.

Fanny’s works include Lockung an exquisite a cappella part song, and the more substantial Hiob (Job) Cantata for chorus, soloists and orchestra.

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