Mendelssohn's Elijah

Saturday 9th April 2022 at 7.30pm

St Mary's Church

Old Amersham


South Bucks Choral Society

Amersham Festival Chamber Orchestra

Charlotte Edwards (leader)   Iain Ledingham (conductor)

Nia Coleman (soprano)   Amy Holyland (mezzo-soprano)  Ryan Williams (tenor)   James Geidt (bass)


Elijah is one of the greatest choral works of the nineteenth century, full of memorable melodies and scored for a large chorus and orchestra. The struggles and triumphs of the great Old Testament prophet are depicted in music of operatic intensity and great dramatic power. Highlights include Elijah’s triumph over the prophets of Baal, many memorable arias (including ‘Lord God of Abraham’ and ‘O rest in the Lord’) while Elijah’s ascent into heaven in a chariot of fire is depicted magnificently. First performed in Birmingham in 1843 it has long been a favourite work with British choirs. A fine team of soloists join with South Bucks Choral Society to present this splendid masterpiece.

Tickets: £20 (centre nave and chancel), £15 (side aisles), Students £5 *



* Under 16’s must be accompanied by a paying adult.