Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St John the Baptist Church
Church Green
OX18 4RY


Felix MendelssohnElijah, Op.70


Mary Bevan – Soprano
Marta Fontanals-Simmons – mezzo-soprano
Thomas Elwin – Tenor
Ashley Riches – Bass
Brian Kay – Conductor

Burford Singers
Cotswold Chamber Orchestra

Programme Note

Mendelssohn’s Elijah has been a great favourite with singers and audiences alike, ever since Mendelssohn himself conducted the first performance - in Birmingham Town Hall - 170 years ago. Its dramatic depiction of Elijah’s overthrow of the priests of Baal and his conversion of the people to the worship of the one true God clearly inspired Mendelssohn to create his great choral and orchestral masterpiece. 

Postal booking (advised) opens on 6 October 2016
Telephone booking opens on 30 October 2016 on 01993 822412
Booking in person opens on 3 November 2016
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122, High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ

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