Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Sat. April 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Jeff Joudrey, conductor
Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano
Vicki St. Pierre, contralto
Isaiah Bell, tenor
Daniel Okulitch, baritone
The Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus, with the Halifax Camerata Singers
Symphony Nova Scotia
On the program

Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah

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It’s a massive, majestic tour de force, the runaway smash hit of its day, and a blaze of fire and brimstone and beauty. Nova Scotia’s own Jeff Joudrey leads Symphony Nova Scotia and an 80-voice chorus in Felix Mendelssohn’s most iconic creation: Elijah. Praised as a “complete triumph” at its rapturous premiere in 1846, Elijah is the rich, rip-roaring tale of an ancient prophet who braves vicious enemies, wrathful gods, and the depths of grief to rise victorious in a chariot of fire. Don’t miss Symphony Nova Scotia’s first-ever performance of this magnificent magnum opus.


In the early days of my conducting training, I spent many years singing in choirs and symphonic choruses, and in fact my first professional conducting jobs were all with choirs and opera choruses. Nothing beats hearing a throng of human voices singing together – it represents the absolute best of humanity, to me. Well, actually, one thing beats it – being one of those voices! If I’m in town for this concert, I may try to sneak onstage at the back of the altos and join in…

Ticket info

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