Felix Mendelssohn's classic, Elijah with piano and string quartet.
This is not your typical religious oratorio, there is doubt, drama, and a lot of angry mobs!
The American Chamber Opera is proud to announce its production of Felix Mendelssohn's classic oratorio, "Elijah". This first performance will be on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple. ACO will be performing this production in a very avant-garde fashion. It will, unlike every other known Oratorio, this will be semi-staged. The story centers around the biblical prophet, Elijah. This production details his journey in faith and the hardships that he had to endure. From creating miracles for desperate people, and saving a country from famine, to being hunted as a criminal proclaiming his faith and the greatness of the Lord. The music is moving, beautiful, and extremely exciting. You will witness everything from simple angel choruses, to fiery mobs screaming for destruction. The cast consists of some of the most talented singers and actors that this city has to offer. Come share your Easter season with ACO and enjoy this incredible rendition of a classic tale of Faith. Other performances are as follows!:
Performances through out April:
April 14th 7:30 PM Chicago Temple, Chicago
April 15th 2:00 PM Chicago Temple, Chicago
April 19th 7:30 PM St. Athanasius, Evanston
April 20th 7:30 PM St. Athanasius, Evanston
April 21st 7:30 PM St. Giles, Northbrook
April 22nd 4:00 PM St. John Cantius, Chicago
April 28th 7:30 PM Trinity Episcopal, Northbrook
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