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HAMILTON COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY ORATORIO SOCIETY PRESENTS MENDELSSOHN'S ELIJAH


The Hamilton College and CommunityOratorio Society will present Mendelssohn's Elijah on Tuesday Dec. 3, at8 p.m. The performance, commemorating the 150th anniversary of its premiere,will take place in Wellin Hall of the Schambach Center for Music and thePerforming Arts. Admission is $6 for the general public and $4 for students.

Mendelssohn was one of the first of the great 19th-century Romantic composers. Elijah, first produced at Birmingham (England) in 1846, establishedhim as a composer whose influence equaled that of Handel. Elijah isremarkable for the vitality of the choruses and is one of the few 19th-centuryoratorios still performed.

The performance at Hamilton will feature Leon Carapetyan as Elijah, withLauralyn Kolb, Leonora Compton, David Reardon, Frederick Redd and BasilAllen.

For further information, or to order tickets, call the Schambach Center forMusic and the Performing Arts at 859-4331.

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