classical music

Mendelssohn's Elijah

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

This vivid, dramatic tale of the Old Testament prophet by a popular Romantic composer is told in surprisingly modern music.

Moving from triumph to despair, it offers a musical snapshot of the human condition and asks if the woes of a nation are the responsibility of its people.

The prophet Elijah is portrayed as a complex human being who succumbs to despair even while knowing that he is in the right.

Showing compassion to a mother with a dying child, he can also be commanding. His battle for the soul of the nation exhausts him even though he emerges the winner.

In this exceptional music, Mendelssohn is at a high point of his creative powers.

The English Arts Chorale and Orchestra, under their inspirational conductor Leslie Olive, bring the story to life.


English Arts Orchestra
Leslie Olive conductor
Soloists include:
Linda Richardson soprano
Diana Moore mezzo-soprano
English Arts Chorale


Mendelssohn: Elijah

Dates & times

2 Feb 2021
Approximate run time: 150 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Queen Elizabeth Hall


£12 - £42
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£12, £26, £34, £42


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