17th Annual MasterWorks Concert Series: Elijah

Mar 18, 2013 3:39 PM
Lindy Neubauer

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Who: The Concordia Master Chorale | The Concordia Choir | MasterWorks Orchestra | JinYoung Jang, bass-baritone | Dr. Michael Busch, conductor

What: One of the most celebrated choral masterworks of all time, Mendelssohn's Elijah. An oratorio on a grand scale, Felix Mendelssohn dramatically portrays Elijah’s struggles against ungodly forces. Witness how faithfully God worked through the prophet’s life in epic struggles with the followers of Baal, the miracle of raising a widow’s son from the dead, and his ascension to heaven in a chariot of fire.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 7:30 pm | Sunday, April 21, 2013 – 3:00 pm

Where: Concordia University Center for Worship and Performing Arts, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612

Tickets: Reserved seating: $25/$20/$15. Buy tickets here

"I am inspired by how Mendelssohn worked to create the role of Elijah in his music," said Michael Busch, conductor. "Mendelssohn himself wrote that he pictured Elijah as a grand and mighty prophet that we might again require in our own day - powerful and zealous, but also stern, wrathful and gloomy; a striking contrast to the popular rabble that surround us. The bass soloist for our performances at Concordia, Jinyoung Jang, does a marvelous job of assuming Elijah's dramatic personality and delivers a convincing performance."

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