A SINGER'S SUITCASE
Experience the transcendent glory of "Messiah" in Sir Andrew Davis' majestic, must-hear edition of Handel's beloved classic, featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Erin Wall, Elizabeth DeShong, Andrew Staples, and John Relyea.
"...an unbuttoned yet colourful assemblage that stands apart from the 19th-century revamps by Mozart and Goossens." - The Toronto Star
DeShong joins Music of the Baroque for Mendelssohn's Elijah
September 16 - 17, 2017
Written in the spirit of Bach and Handel, whose music he loved, Felix Mendelssohn’s powerful choral masterpiece brings to life some of the most dramatic moments in the Old Testament. Fire comes from the heavens, storms gather, and the people cry for vengeance. From the prophet’s curse of drought to his ascent to heaven on a fiery chariot, Elijah is an extraordinary musical experience. Jane Glover conducts an all-star cast and the chorus Opera News calls “one of Chicago’s musical glories.” Elijah will be performed in English.
A Singer's Suitcase
"As a professional opera singer, I spend the majority of each year away from home. With luggage, camera, and scores in hand, I take off to different parts of the world to make music. With this blog, I hope to create a daily reminder that with travel you always take away more than you arrived with, but the most important of these things can't be put in a suitcase." -Elizabeth