Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Mortensen Hall, The Bushnell
Richard Coffey, conducting
with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Stephen L. Bryant, baritone
Meechot Marrero, soprano
Tamara Mumford, alto
Joshua Kohl, tenor

Chorale Music Director Richard Coffey conducts the brilliance and grandeur of one of the greatest choral masterpieces—an oratorio of astounding dramatic power and melodic beauty filled with
some of the most beloved choruses. In association with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the single performance of the Hartford Chorale’s premier of this great work is Thursday, April 14, 2016 (7:30 p.m.) in the Mortensen Hall, The Bushnell.

Mendelssohn’s Elijah is a near-opera without staging, containing dramatic dialogue and MGM-like “scenes.” The backbone of the libretto comes from the fiery Old Testament “Book of Kings” and delivers tenderness, intrigue, contests, battles, wins and losses. The Hartford Chorale is excited to feature baritone Stephen L. Bryant as our Elijah and to have the Hartford Symphony Orchestra on stage as our concert partner for this rarely-performed oratorio. It promises to be a bigger-than-life performance!

For tickets, visit http://www.hartfordsymphony.org/concerts/elijah-with-the-hartford-chorale/. Use promo code Chorale2015 to save 10%.

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