November 8, 2019 | 7:30 pm @ Central Bearden Baptist Church
The Knoxville Choral Society will open the season with one of the largest and most dramatic choral works of all time, Elijah by Mendelssohn, will be performed with full orchestra and featuring Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone, David Crawford, singing the title role.
Recounting the Old Testament story as told in the Book of Kings, this powerful work ensured its place in choral repertoire at its premiere in 1846. The dialogue throughout the piece is a dramatic retelling of the Israelites’ waning faith in God during a long-lasting drought, as they resort to worshipping an alternate God, Baal. But secure in his belief and at the urging of several angels, Elijah seeks to restore his people’s faith.
Join the Knoxville Choral Society under the direction of conductor and artistic director, John R. Orr. The performance takes place Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Central Bearden Baptist Church, 6300 Deane Hill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919. Tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door, from a choral society member or by visiting the Knoxville Choral Society website, www.knoxvillechoralsociety.org