The Oratorio Chorale Presents Mendelssohn’s Elijah
Featuring Grammy-Winning Bass Dashon Burton as Elijah
Saturday, November 12, 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Cathedral, Portland
Sunday, November 13, 3 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church, Brunswick
Join the Oratorio Chorale in November when it presents Mendelssohn’s Elijah, beloved for its dramatic story, beautiful orchestral writing and triumphant vocal music.
This stirring work features the Maine Chamber Ensemble and internationally renowned soloists including Grammy-winning bass Dashon Burton, Grammy-winning tenor Dann Coakwell, mezzo-soprano and Lincoln Center soloist Kate Maroney and soprano and Tanglewood soloist Nola Richardson.
Burton, praised by The Wall Street Journal for his “enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable … [of] raising the dead,” received a Grammy Award in 2014 for “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” as part of the internationally touring chamber ensemble Roomful of Teeth, of which he is a founding member.
Burton is joined by three other outstanding soloists who have themselves garnered rave reviews by The New York Times, which has described Coakwell as a “vivid storyteller”; Maroney, a “vibrant and colorful” singer; and Richardson, “full of redolent passion.”
Tickets: Advance concert tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/profile/1143574 or by phone at 1-800-838-3006. Door tickets at concert if space is available. Prices: Advance: $20 adults, students $10, under 12 free with ticket. Door: $25 adults, students $12.50, under 12 free with ticket.