The Island Chamber Singers will perform choruses from Felix Mendelssohn’s famous oratorio, Elijah, on April 13 and 15 at Amelia Plantation Chapel.
Elijah premiered in 1846 at England’s Birmingham Festival. It depicts the life journey of the Biblical prophet Elijah taken from the Old Testament. The Chamber Singers will be accompanied by strings, timpani and piano and led by ICS Founder and Director Jane Lindberg. The story of Elijah’s life will be narrated, rather than sung, so as to highlight the magnificent and dramatic choruses. The choruses, from Parts I and II of the oratorio, will be performed by the entire choir with a few sections that feature small ensembles within the choir.
The concerts will take place at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road, Amelia Island, on Friday, April 13, at 7 pm and Sunday, April 15, at 3 pm. An opening night reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following Friday evening’s performance.
Tickets are $20 for adults when purchased in advance of concert day. They can be purchased online at www.IslandChamberSingers.org; from a member of Island Chamber Singers; at the Amelia Island Welcome Center, 102 Centre Street, (800) 226-3542; at Peterbrooke Chocolatier, 1427 Sadler Road; at the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G (at A1A and Amelia Island Parkway), (904) 261-3248; and at Harrison’s Mercantile at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Spa and Shops, (904) 432-2218. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $25. Tickets are always FREE for all students. For further information or to audition to sing with the group, please call (904) 225-0575 on weekdays.