San Jose Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Maestro Leroy Kromm, will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s acclaimed oratorio, Elijah. The 135-voice choir will be joined by Peter Tuff, baritone, singing the role of Elijah, and Bay Area favorite and Opera San Jose alumnus Christopher Bengochea, tenor, as Obadiah. The performance will also feature Yemonja Stanley, soprano, Cassandra Cardenas, mezzo soprano, members of Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose, and the Nova Vista Symphony. Mendelssohn’s operatic setting of the Old Testament story about the prophet Elijah was heralded as both a critical and popular success from its very first performance on August 26, 1846 in Birmingham, England. Melodious, dramatic and reminiscent of works by J.S. Bach and George F. Handel, both of whom Mendelssohn idolized, it remains one of the world's most beloved oratorios.
General $30; Senior/Military/Student $24; Group rate (10 or more) $20
Tickets go on sale February 5, 2013 at Symphony Silicon Valley box office,
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