Mendelssohn's Elijah

Saturday 30 March 2019, 7.30pm

Winchester Cathedral

  • Mendelssohn: Elijah

Nadine Benjamin, soprano

Anna Harvey, mezzo-soprano

Thomas Elwin, tenor

James Rutherford, bass-baritone

Newcastle Bach Choir

The Waynflete Singers

London Mozart Players

Andrew Lumsden, conductor

About this Event

Winchester Cathedral welcomes a choir from its north-eastern partner, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Newcastle Bach Choir will join with the Waynflete Singers to perform Mendelssohn's great oratorio Elijah. First performed at the 1846 Birmingham Festival with an orchestra of over one hundred and a choir of nearly three hundred, it was a spectacular success. The Waynflete Singers and their guests promise an equally rousing rendition as Elijah urges King Ahab's people to forsake their false god and turn to the Lord. Orchestral fire and brimstone will be in ample supply from the London Mozart Players.