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Mendelssohn's ‘Elijah’

  • May 11, 2019
  • 7:30pm to 10:00pm

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Lincoln Choral Society, joined by Hull Choral Union, perform Felix Mendelssohn's masterpiece in Lincoln Cathedral, one of the greatest choral works of the 19th Century.

The choirs will be accompanied by the Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Mark Wilde, Musical Director of Lincoln Choral Society.

The oratorio, which depicts events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings of the Old Testament., was first performed on 26th August 1846 at Birmingham Town Hall in its English version, conducted by the composer. It was immediately acclaimed as a classic of the genre and went on to be performed in front of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert themselves.

Mendelssohn’s music is full of wonderful melodies and passion. He was inspired by the great oratorios of Handel and Bach which gives his music a strong narrative thrust that sweeps us along in the drama of the work.

The role of Elijah is one of the great milestones of the baritone repertoire and so it is very important to have a real artist to sing the role - baritone Felix Kemp, will be singing the eponymous role. He is joined by a team of exciting young artists and the county's very own Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra.

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Times & Prices

Saturday 11th May: 7:30pm.

A select amount of tickets can be booked on this page below. Please redeem your e-ticket for a physical ticket at the entrance to the event:

  • Purple: £8
  • Green: £12
  • Red: £16
  • Blue: £20

Students of any age (under 16s need to be accompanied) can apply for free unreserved seats by calling 01522 681434.

Group bookings may be eligible for a discount. Please contact Lincoln Choral Society on 01522 681434 for booking.


Ticket Price QTY
PURPLE seats (doors open at 6:45pm) £8.00
GREEN seats (doors open at 6:45pm) £12.00
RED seats (doors open at 6:45pm) £16.00
BLUE seats Rows F-I (doors open at 6:45pm) £20.00

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