Mendelssohn's Paulus

10 December 2017

The Sydney University Graduate Choir is delighted to announce a performance of Mendelssohn’s first oratorio, the rarely performed St. Paul – or Paulus, in the original German, in which it will be sung.

A musical masterpiece, this work was one of the composer’s most often performed during his lifetime. It revived the oratorio as a musical form, and subsequently led to a commission of Mendelssohn’s other great oratorio: Elijah. Telling the story of the life of the apostle Paul, and his conversion on the road to Damascus, the work is both dramatic and poetic. Written at a time when Mendelssohn led the rediscovery of Bach’s great choral masterpieces, this work is also very much a tribute to Bach – albeit through the lens of a Romantic sensibility. 

Four superb soloists have been assembled to perform with the Sydney University Graduate Choir and Orchestra under the baton of Music Director, Christopher Bowen, OAM. Anita Kyle (Soprano), Maria Timofeeva (Mezzo-soprano), Andrew Goodwin (Tenor), David Hidden (Bass).

Event details

  • When: 5.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Where:

    The Great Hall
    The University of Sydney

  • Cost: Adult $50, conc $45, student or child $25
  • RSVP: Tickets through the Seymour Centre P: 9351 7940 (or online) and at the door.
  • Contact:

    Wendy Knight
    Ph 0447 331949
    Email wendy.knight@facs.nsw.gov.au



Mendelssohn's Paulus

Where

The Great Hall
The University of Sydney

When

10 December 2017


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