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Elijah

The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

43 ratings
4.8 average rating
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28 events
15 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

I bought 14 tickets for this concert and went with a group of friend. The concert was stellar! Mendelssohn was inspired when he wrote this piece shortly before his death and the execution of it by the Washington Chorus and soloists was...continued

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

Performance as great as it was billed!

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3 reviews
1 stars
30 events
8 reviews
12 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

The power of more than 100 people on the stage singing and playing instruments so superbly, was awesome. The work was powerful and the performance was flawless.

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Mary Red Velvet
23 events
4 reviews
66 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

This concert was beautifully staged and performed. The Washington Chorus did a splendid job and a children's' choir performed the part of the angels from the balcony. We particularly enjoyed the two hour discussion that the conductor and soloist...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

Excellent performance. Full complement of singers--Washington Chorus of about 260 voices, full orchestra and very talented soloists, especially the lead baritone who sang the Elijah text--quite extensive, Soprano very good. Double quartet very...continued

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18 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

Another stunning performance by the Washington chorus and director Julian Wachner that garnered an immediate standing ovation.

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17 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

I am an oratorio newbie and found the production very powerful, thrilling, and beautiful. It is long but was superbly done.

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Bob Maybury
19 events
13 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

The Waashington Chorus, its orchestra and the guest soloists all combined beautifully to produce a memorable production of Mendelsohn's Elijah. However, the Kennedy Center's lighting specialists overdid the use of colored lighting that bathed the...continued

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10 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

Fantastic! The enormous Washington Chorale group made for astonishing waves of beautiful chorale music. The solist portraying Elijah had a great voice as well. My orchestra seat was nicely located (center rear). Elijah will never replace...continued

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10 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

The entire performance was marvelous. Washington Chorus totally overwhelming; perfection in all things, even on their "moves", sitting and standing in unison. Soloists all lovely. A wonderful piece of music, beautifully done.

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

It was breath-taking. What could be better? Orchestra, huge chorus, children's chorus and hearing the new organ. The soloists were, esp. the baritone ( Elijah) and the soprano were just wonderful. The audience roared upon completion and there...continued

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7 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

The soloists - especially the baritone -, the chorus, the orchestra were excellent! The crescendos were a joy to hear. The audience bubbled with enthusiasm.

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

I would give this a 5 except it is a very long oratorio and I thought the first half was rather dreary. Stephen Salters was magnificent. Loved the boys choir.

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15 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

Loved the concert--Washington Chorus is fabulous!

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

This was a wonderful performance.

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4 reviews
49 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

Great performance! Great music!

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

It was absolutely wonderful. The venue, the seats, the music, the lyrical content, the soloists...absolutely inspiring! I highly recommend this event.

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7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

Splendid concert! Julian Wachner put together a most musically satisfying 2.5 hours at the Kennedy Center. Amazing number of resources were brought together: full 150-member (or more) chorus, children's chorus which sang ethereally Lift Thine...continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

what a wonderful evening of superb music. Absolutely thrilling performances from soloists, choir, orchestra and an added joy of the young voices of the Children's Choir. Although the seats were high in the Second Tier they were better than the...continued

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