Choral music fans won’t want to miss the Royal Choral Society’s performance of Mendelssohn’s towering Biblical epic Elijah at London’s Barbican on Tuesday 2nd July at 7.30pm.
The work is usually performed in English, but the choir will be singing the original German libretto, which will add an extra frisson of power and drama to this magnificent oratorio. Outstanding baritone Christopher Purves sings the role of Elijah alongside a stellar line-up of soloists accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra, all conducted by Richard Cooke.
The concert features:
Royal Choral Society
Conductor: Richard Cooke
Christopher Purves: Bass
Sophie Bevan: Soprano
Anna Starushkevych: Alto
Benjamin Hulett: Tenor
Tickets: £10-£35 (booking fees may apply)
Box Office: 020 7638 8891 (9am-8pm daily)