The City of London Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra join forces to perform Mendelssohn's choral epic Elijah – an intense biblical drama brought to life by a beautiful and powerful score.
More opera than oratorio thanks to rich orchestral colour, stirring choruses and world class solo performers, the work follows the story of the great prophet Elijah - an important figure in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The piece is full of drama: earthquake, wind, fire and drought, famine, flood, resurrection and ravens.
The oratorio was immediately taken to the hearts of the British audience for whom it was written, and will be given an exciting interpretation with South African baritone Njabulo Madlala in the title role. ‘The South African baritone, Njabulo Madlala, riveted every listener in the hall with his musical storytelling... the walls of the Wigmore Hall shook with terror’ (The Times)
The concert will help to raise funds and awareness for the City-based charity The Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund, which supports ex-prisoners and their families, to help them stop offending and build a new life.
Promoted by the CLC Orchestral Promotions Ltd.
£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.