News and events Events Lincoln Choral Society and Hull Choral Union present 'Elijah' by Felix Mendelssohn Elijah is one of the greatest choral works of the 19th century. The oratorio was first performed on 26th August 1846 at Birmingham Town Hall in its English version, conducted by the composer, and it was immediately acclaimed as a classic of the genre. Mark Wilde, conductor said: After a tremendous War Requiem in November, I’m very excited that we’re performing Elijah with Lincoln Choral Society in May and that we will be joined by our friends from Hull Choral Union. Mendelssohn’s music is full of wonderful melodies and passion. He was inspired by the great oratorios of Handel and Bach which gives his music a strong narrative thrust that sweeps us along in the drama of the work. The role of Elijah is one of the great milestones of the baritone repertoire and so it is very important to have a real artist to sing the role. I could not be happier to have the wonderful baritone, Felix Kemp, singing the eponymous role for us. His voice is absolutely perfect for it and he is a great story teller. He is joined by a team of exciting young artists and our very own Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra; it will prove to be a great concert. Tickets will be available through the Cathedral website: https://lincolncathedral.com/forthcoming-events/ A poster can be found here.