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07/08/2020

Choral Concert


In aid of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the Woodbridge Choral Society will present Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall on Saturday March 28th at 7:30 pm. Conducted by its music director Andrew Leach with more than 90 experienced singers, the 134- year-old choir is one of the most highly-regarded performing arts organisations in the Suffolk Coastal area.
The choir will be accompanied by the Kingfisher Sinfonia led by Beth Spendlove.
Written for the 1846 Birmingham Festival, the ever popular Elijah is an epic account of the great prophet’s struggles. The dramatic story includes earthquakes, wind, fire, drought, famine, flood, ravens, and finally, resurrection.
The composer wrote, “No work of mine ever went so admirably at its first performance or was received with such enthusiasm by both musicians and audience!” Mendelssohn died during the same year, but Elijah remains a world-wide choral favourite.
Peter Edge will be the featured bass soloist, joined by soprano Sarah Tynan, alto Heather Love, tenor Christopher Littlewood, and treble Ethan Howarth-Wedgewood.
Tickets are on sale at £22, £18, and £15. They can be purchased from the Snape Maltings Box Office on line at www.snapemaltings.co.uk by going to “Forthcoming Concerts” and clicking the event on 28th March.
Alternatively, the Box Office can be called during working hours at 01728 687 110, or can be visited in person at the Maltings. Tickets can also be obtained from any member of the Woodbridge Choral Society.

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