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Brahms Requiem: Away with Sorrow and Sighing – Singing for Joy

From time to time, we invite a guest blogger to share their insights. In this installment, Janet – a member of the Symphonic Choir alto section – shares a perspective from the chorus in the final week of rehearsals for the upcoming Brahms Requiem performance. For more information about the Friday and Saturday, April 21… Read More

On Mendelssohn’s Elijah, by R. Larry Todd

Few compositions document as compellingly as Elijah the shifting critical reception accorded Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) during the past one hundred and fifty years. At the English premiere, heard at the Birmingham Musical Festival in 1846, Elijah was hailed as an undisputed masterpiece; since then it has remained a staple part of the oratorio repertory,… Read More

Elijah: A Mighty Song for our Times – Guest Blog

From time to time, we invite a guest blogger to share their insights. In this installment, Janet – a member of the Symphonic Choir alto section – shares personal reflections on the role in her life of Mendelssohn’s Elijah. To learn Elijah, Mendelssohn’s great oratorio, many of us acquired recordings to listen and sing to… Read More

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