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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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9 reviews
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attended Aug 27 2011

This event was one of the most incredibly powerful and moving performances I've experienced ... ever. Mendelsohn's passion, the incomparable voices, the conductor's... continued

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attended Aug 27 2011

the performance was magnificent, truly inspiring. the sf choral society singers sounded great. the children's chorus sounded heavenly.

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Read the program notes for Elijah.


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