June 4, 2023 3:00pm
Fire. Flood. Sacrifice. Storm. A miraculous ascent into heaven. This is Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah.
The composer's riveting oratorio - considered the crowning glory of his career - dramatizes the Old Testament account of drought and floods brought on by a Hebrew prophet who seeks to show his nation that there is one God.
Elijah comes to life in our sanctuary on June 4 at 3:00 pm, with Robert Prowse, baritone, singing the title role. West Side's Oratorio Choir and Orchestra will be joined by members of Clarum Sonum and the New Jersey Wind Symphony, with soloists Lisa Bremer and Aimee Spiegel, sopranos; Apryl Helder, mezzo-soprano; Mathew Tartza, tenor; and David Langan, bass-baritone.
Classical music fans will recognize the homages to Handel, Bach, Beethoven and Mozart in this timeless, towering masterpiece.
Admission to the concert is free; donations are always appreciated. Come join us!
Can't make it in person? Watch the livestream.