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University Music Department|
To present 'Elijah'
MAILED: April 28, 1999|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music department will collaborate to perform "Elijah," an oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn. The performance is slated for 2 p.m. May 9 in Zorn Arena.
Ensembles to perform are the Symphonic Choir, directed by Stephen Rosolack; the Concert Choir, directed by Gary Schwartzhoff; and the Symphony Orchestra, directed by Nobuyoshi Yasuda. Faculty soloists will include Karen Brookens, Kathryn Proctor Duax, Daniel Newman and Robert Knight.
The three musical ensembles, along with the soloists, will tell the story of Elijah, a Hebrew prophet. "Elijah" is a two-part oratorio, with part one in a dramatic telling of Elijah's curse of drought and the misfortunes of the people of Israel. Part two presents Elijah's tribulations, the restoration of hope and his journey into heaven riding a flaming chariot.
Mendelssohn tells the story by using scriptural sources from the Old and New Testaments in the libretto for "Elijah."
Tickets, available at the University Service Center (715) 836-3727, are $4.75 for the public, $3.75 for seniors, children under 18, faculty or staff with university ID, or $1.25 for students with university ID.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 28, 1999