Woodbridge Choral Society
In aid of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Woodbridge Choral Society will present Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Snape Maltings Concert Hall on Saturday 28 March at 7.30pm.
Conducted by its music director Andrew Leach with more than 90 experienced singers, the 134-year-old choir is one of the most highly-regarded performing arts organisations in the Suffolk Coastal area. The choir will be accompanied by the Kingfisher Sinfonia led by Beth Spendlove.
Written for the 1846 Birmingham Festival, the ever-popular Elijah is an epic account of the great prophet’s struggles. The dramatic story includes earthquakes, wind, fire, drought, famine, flood, ravens, and finally, resurrection.
The composer wrote: “No work of mine ever went so admirably at its first performance or was received with such enthusiasm by both musicians and audience!” Mendelssohn died during the same year, but Elijah remains a world-wide choral favourite.
Peter Edge will be the featured bass soloist, joined by soprano Sarah Tynan, alto Heather Love, tenor Christopher Littlewood and treble Ethan Howarth-Wedgewood.
Tickets can be purchased online at: www.snapemaltings.co.uk