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Mendelssohn's Elijah

Celebrating 200 years of choral societies

Add to my Calendar 29-04-2017 19:30 29-04-2017 21:30 36 Mendelssohn's Elijah Premièred in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival, Elijah has been a popular piece within the British choral repertory, and first performed by Ipswich Choral Society in 1851. In 1947, a performance of Elijah was given by Ipswich Choral Society for the centenary of Mendelssohn's death and soloists included soprano Isobel Baillie and contralto Kathleen Ferrier. Special guests Halifax Choral Society, founded in 1817, will be celebrating their 200th anniversary this year and performing Elijah with Ipswich Choral Society at the Snape concert as well as a performance in Halifax on 19th March. With Ipswich Choral Society founded in 1824, having the two longest established choral societies performing together will result in a very special concert for both choirs and the audience. Ipswich Choral Society is busy practising Mendelssohn’s popular oratorio Elijah with rehearsals being caught on camera by members of Ipswich and District Photographic Society. An exhibition will be held at Snape Malting Concert Hall on 29 April showcasing the best photos from rehearsals and the Elijah performance in Halifax. Ipswich Choral Society is delighted to be performing Elijah with Halifax Choral Society as part of their 200th anniversary season. Both Societies living proof that the popular 19th Century pastime of joining a choral society is still as enjoyable now in the 21st Century. Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape Maltings
Snape
Suffolk
IP17 1SP
England


Programme

Felix MendelssohnElijah, Op.70

Performers

Robin Walker – conductor
Claire Weston – soprano
Susan Moore – contralto
James Elliott – tenor
Garry Magee – baritone

Ipswich Choral Society
Halifax Choral Society
Kingfisher Sinfonietta

Programme Note

Premièred in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival, Elijah has been a popular piece within the British choral repertory, and first performed by Ipswich Choral Society in 1851. In 1947, a performance of Elijah was given by Ipswich Choral Society for the centenary of Mendelssohn's death and soloists included soprano Isobel Baillie and contralto Kathleen Ferrier.

Special guests Halifax Choral Society, founded in 1817, will be celebrating their 200th anniversary this year and performing Elijah with Ipswich Choral Society at the Snape concert as well as a performance in Halifax on 19th March. With Ipswich Choral Society founded in 1824, having the two longest established choral societies performing together will result in a very special concert for both choirs and the audience.

Ipswich Choral Society is busy practising Mendelssohn’s popular oratorio Elijah with rehearsals being caught on camera by members of Ipswich and District Photographic Society. An exhibition will be held at Snape Malting Concert Hall on 29 April showcasing the best photos from rehearsals and the Elijah performance in Halifax.

Ipswich Choral Society is delighted to be performing Elijah with Halifax Choral Society as part of their 200th anniversary season. Both Societies living proof that the popular 19th Century pastime of joining a choral society is still as enjoyable now in the 21st Century.

ICS Elijah poster Apr17

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