Led by Music Director Leslie Dala, the choir will be joined by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as well as four outstanding Canadian soloists, baritone Giles Tomkins, soprano Eve-Lyn de la Haye, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó, and tenor Adam Fisher in telling the dramatic story of the historic prophet in whose name this work is titled. Elijah is confronted in this tale by a series of hardships, the most significant of these a devastating drought, which leaves him praying to the biblical god for rain.
The concert of this work has a certain timelessness to it. The theme of water and humanity’s desperation over this resource has a distinct relevance to today’s crisis. In 2015, severe droughts plague many regions across the world and water scarcity is among the top environmental threats.
The concert is also timeless for members of the choir who have revisited this work over several decades. This is the fourth concert of Elijah over more than thirty years by the Vancouver Bach Choir which is heading into its 85th season. While the world has changed drastically, for those members who will now have participated in all four concerts, the music’s power and ability to stir great emotion remains constant.
Win Two Tickets to the Vancouver Bach Choir’s Performance of Elijah at the Orpheum, March 28 at 8pm.
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes March 22, 2015 – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
Over how many singers are in the Vancouver Bach Choir? For a hint, go here: http://www.vancouverbachchoir.com/concerts/elijah/