GW University Singers: Elijah

The George Washington University Singers are performing Felix Mendelssohn's (1809-47) oratorio Elijah this winter. Accompanied by GW keyboard artist NEIL WESTON, the title role will be sung by GW senior PSA student MICHAEL NOEL. Elijah, composed by Mendelssohn as a commission from the City of Birmingham (England),  was given its premiere on August 26, 1846. The first U.S. performance was the following year, and is possibly the most performed oratorio in the choral repertoire.