Vast. Breathtaking. Rapturous.
Sunday 28 January 2024 • 7pm
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Felix Mendelssohn Elijah
sung in English
Sir Antonio Pappano conductor
Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha soprano
Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Allan Clayton tenor
Gerald Finley bass
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
The concert will finish at approximately 9.45pm, including a 20-minute interval (timings are subject to change)
Concert repeated Wednesday 31 January 7pm
£70 £55 £39 £25 £18
+ £4 booking fee per online/phone transaction
£12/£16 + booking fee as above
Guaranteed entry – your seat will be allocated on the day.
Limited releases throughout the season. Full details
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Under-18s – £6 tickets
14–25s – discounts for Young Barbican Members
Groups of 10+ – save at least 20%
Access – free companion tickets for Barbican Access Members
Full details below
Fiery chariots, towering voices; Sir Antonio Pappano, the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Chorus join forces for Mendelssohn’s monumental oratorio.
From its first performance, Elijah received roof-raising applause. It’s one of the three greatest oratorios in musical history, bringing the sacred to life in glorious song.
The life of the Biblical prophet is told in a series of dramatic episodes. We follow the fortunes of the steadfast, open-hearted Elijah, and encounter ministering angels and the vengeful queen Jezebel.
Four voices tell the story, with three singers playing multiple roles, backed by a rousing chorus.
The London Symphony Chorus and four electrifying soloists give voice to the oratorio in English, as in its first premiere. Gerald Finley breathes life into the role of Elijah. The LSO and Chief Conductor Designate Sir Antonio Pappano amp up the drama without losing sight of the stillness at the heart of the storm.
I hope the audience are moved by the beauty of the music, enjoy exploring their imagination and take away the message that you are not alone.
– Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha
Generously supported by The Jeremy and John Sacher Charitable Trust
Header Image © Vera Elma Vacek
Booking and Discounts
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Groups of 10+
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