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      March 7, 2012

      Wednesday   7:30 PM (daily until March 7, 2012)

      Silk Street
      City of London, Westminster EC2Y 8DS

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      Mendelssohn Elijah

      7 March 2012 / 19:30
      Barbican Hall

      Britten Sinfonia conducted by Andreas Delfs

      Mendelssohn Elijah

      Britten Sinfonia
      Andreas Delfs
      Simon Keenlyside baritone
      Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
      Lucy Crowe soprano
      Andrew Kennedy tenor
      Britten Sinfonia Voices

      Mendelssohn: Elijah - Overture

      Mendelssohn: Elijah - Oh rest in the Lord

      Mendelssohn: Elijah - Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel

      Mendelssohn's Biblical epic is a thrilling fusion of the Baroque oratorio tradition so admired by the composer, and the 19th century taste for high drama; it is no surprise that the work's premiere, in Birmingham, proved an immense triumph. So should this performance: tonight's soloists represent a superb cross-section of British vocal excellence. Simon Keenlyside combines a riveting stage presence with a baritone voice of great power and humanity, Catherine Wyn-Rogers is a highly communicative oratorio interpreter, while award successes in the past decade propelled both soprano Lucy Crowe and tenor Andrew Kennedy rapidly to the forefront of the younger generation of singers now carving names for themselves as artists of individuality and vocal excellence.

      'The Britten Sinfonia bristles with talent.' The Guardian
      Part of Classical Music all events 2011-12
      Part of Great Performers 2011 - 2012
      Part of freeB 11/12
      Part of English Language Oratorios
      Part of Oratorios, opera and choral

      Produced by the Barbican

      Cost: £11 / 19.50 / 28 / 35 / 45 subject to availability

      Categories: Performing Arts

      This event repeats daily until March 7, 2012:

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