University of Illinois Oratorio Society, Andrew Megill, Director
Stephen Morscheck, Elijah
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano
Leah Dexter, mezzo-soprano
Steven Soph, tenor
Mendelssohn’s portrayal of the prophet Elijah is one of the most dramatic works in the oratorio repertoire. In a flow of stirring choruses, heart-felt arias, and theatrical interplay, Mendelssohn’s considerable gifts as a composer of vocal music are on full display. CUSO is joined by a stellar cast of soloists and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society to perform Elijah in all its force and majesty at what is sure to be one of the season’s greatest musical events.
A panel discussion on Mendelssohn's Elijah lead by Dr. Jeffrey Sposato, Professor of Musicology and Director of the School of Music at the University of Illinois, will be held at Krannert Center on March 4, 2023, at 2:00pm ahead of the performance at 7:30pm that evening. This discussion is free and open to the public.