Mendelsson's Elijah Performed by the San Francisco Choral Society
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The last date listed for San Francisco Choral Society's Elijah was Saturday August 27, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Davies Symphony Hall:
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Natalie Dessay is one of the world's most renowned sopranos, performing at the world's premier opera houses for more than two decades until her retirement from the operatic stage in 2013. A six time winner of the Victoires de la Musique, France's premier annual music awards, she also won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008 for her work on the London stage. A brilliant and passionate singer, Dessay is known for her interpretations of German lieder and French songs, which she'll perform at Davies Symphony Hall accompanied by pianist Phillipe Cassard. The evening's program features music by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Poulenc, as well as Richard Strauss, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. Learn More
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- Read the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sfchoral.org/pnotes/mendelssohn%20%281809-1847%29%20Elijah.html">program notes</a> for <em>Elijah</em>.
The San Francisco Choral Society, one of the most accomplished choruses in the Bay Area, presents Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn, considered to be his very best work. Many believe Elijah to be one of greatest oratorios of all time.
This is the dramatic story of the prophet Elijah as he summons the people to righteousness, struggles against those worshipping false idols and performs miracles. The oratorio concludes with Elijah rising to heaven in a fiery chariot.
The performance features world renowned bass/baritone Rod Gilfry as Elijah, known for his brilliant work as Stanley Kowalski in the San Francisco's Opera's world-premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Rod Gilfry, Bass/Baritone
Clarissa Lyons, Soprano
Wendy Hillhouse, Alto
Brian Thorsett, Tenor
With the Piedmont Children's Choir
And the California Chamber Symphony