Mendelssohn was one of the first of the great 19th-century Romantic composers. Elijah, first produced at Birmingham (England) in 1846, established him as a composer whose influence equaled that of Handel. Elijah is remarkable for the vitality of the choruses and is one of the few 19th-century oratorios still performed.
The performance at Hamilton will feature Leon Carapetyan as Elijah, with Lauralyn Kolb, Leonora Compton, David Reardon, Frederick Redd and Basil Allen.
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