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Bach Festival Society | Mendelssohn’s Elijah

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"Mendelssohn’s Elijah (concert program notes), one of the Bach Festival Society’s most-loved works. Treat yourself to two hours of bliss with the Bach Choir and Orchestra and vocal soloists that will leave you amazed. Vocal soloists include internationally acclaimed baritone, Richard Zeller, tenor Robert Bracey, mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke and Rollins College ’s new voice professor, soprano Julia Foster."

Elijah plays Saturday, October 24 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 25 at 3:00pm at Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College Campus (1000 Holt Ave – 2763, Winter Park, FL 32789). Tickets are $20-$45 and can be purchased online.

Visuals/Facts:
-Knowles Memorial Chapel is a stunningly beautiful historic building, with large pipe organ, stained glass windows, and stately architectural features.
-Each choir member donates approx 150 hours of time over a complete performance season – with over 160 Choir members, that totals over 24,000 hours.
-The Bach Festival Society first performed Elijah in 1975.
-Richard Zeller is well-known for his work with the Metropolitan Opera, as well as his portrayal of the role of Elijah. His interpretation of Elijah has received excellent reviews. Donald Rosenberg, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer said of his performance, “Elijah travels a long psychological road in this oratorio, and Zeller’s compelling artistry kept the man’s humanity in fresh, eloquent focus.”