© Christian Palm
Sat 5 Sep Sat 19 Sep
CONCERT

ELIAS

FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY, CHORWERK RUHR, CONCERTO KÖLN, FLORIAN HELGATH
5 Sep
19 Sep
  • Sat 5 Sep
    20:00 – 22:30
    Salzlager Essen
  • Sun 6 Sep
    18:00 – 20:30
    Mercatorhalle Duisburg
  • Thu 17 Sep
    20:00 – 22:30
    Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
  • Fri 18 Sep
    20:00 – 22:30
    Konzerthaus Dortmund
  • Sat 19 Sep
    20:00 – 22:30
    Zeche Zweckel Gladbeck

In its anniversary year, CHORWERK RUHR, together with Concerto Köln, presents Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's oratorio Elijah (German: Elias) - one of the most important and opulent choral works ever written.

In his main work Mendelssohn Bartholdy takes up the Old Testament story of the prophet Elijah from the first book of kings. There is much drama in the original - from the cruel curse of Elijah to the appearance of God and Elijah's ascension to heaven. It is therefore not surprising that the musical arrangement sometimes has operatic features, although Mendelssohn Bartholdy set the material to music as an oratorio.

For this complex work, CHORWERK RUHR under the direction of Florian Helgath once again joins forces with the outstanding Concerto Köln, which already has a long and intense history. The soloists are Carolina Ullrich (soprano), Ingeborg Danz (alto), Patrick Grahl (tenor) and Thomas E. Bauer (bass). Bauer already impressed this year in Mendelssohn's Die erste Walpurgisnacht in the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.

Dates

Sat, 5 Sept 2020, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, Salzlager, Essen
Sun, 6 Sept 2020, Mercatorhalle Duisburg
Thu, 17 Sept 2020, Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
Fri, 18 Sept 2020, Konzerthaus Dortmund
Sat, 19 Sept 2020, Maschinenhalle Zweckel, Gladbeck

Introduction And Further Information

A production by CHORWERK RUHR for Ruhrtriennale 2020.

Cast

Choir CHORWERK RUHR
Orchester Concerto Köln
Musical direction Florian Helgath
Sopran Carolina Ullrich
Alt Ingeborg Danz
Tenor Patrick Grahl
Bass Thomas E. Bauer
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