Taghkanic Chorale to Present Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Summer Sing

Area singers invited to form chorus

The Taghkanic Chorale will present its 2014 Summer Sing, a musical reading of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, conducted by Music Director Steven Fox, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The event will take place at Yorktown Church of the Nazarene, 1243 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights.Taghkanic Chorale

Area singers are invited to form the chorus with members of the Taghkanic Chorale in a dramatic musical retelling of the Biblical story of the prophet Elijah. Admission fee of $10 includes refreshments and use of a score (or bring your own score). Venue is air conditioned. For information and directions, visit taghkanicchorale.org or call 914-737-6707.

Elijah, a thrilling Romantic-era depiction of the prophet’s tumultuous life, flight into the wilderness, and ascension into heaven in a flaming chariot, is regarded by many as Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece. He conducted the premiere in Birmingham, England, in 1846, a year before his untimely death.

Fox is also the critically acclaimed artistic director of New York’s Clarion Music Society and founder of Musica Antiqua, St. Petersburg. Named an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2010, Fox has served as guest conductor for leading Baroque orchestras, including Julliard415 at Lincoln Center and the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston.

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