The Sydney University Graduate Choir presents Mendelssohn’s first oratorio, the rarely performed St. Paul – or Paulus, sung in the original German.
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 lense 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.
Tickets: $50 Adults/ $45 Full Pensioners (Not seniors cards)/ $25 Full time students and children under 16 years.
Bookings: Seymour Centre Box Office – ph 02 9351 7950 or click here.
Information on the Choir: https://singon.wordpress.com/hear-us/
Music Director: Christopher Bowen OAM
Soloists: Anita Kyle – Soprano/ Maria Timofeeva – Mezzo-soprano/ Andrew Goodwin – Tenor/ David Hidden- Bass