The Sydney University Graduate Choir is delighted to be performing Mendelssohn’s first oratorio, the rarely performed St. Paul – or Paulus, in the original German, in which it will be sung.
A musical masterpiece, this work was one of the composer’s most often performed during his lifetime, but in recent times is not heard as often as it could be. Paulus revived the oratorio as a musical form, and subsequently led to a commission of Mendelssohn’s other great oratorio: Elijah.
Paulus tells the story of the life of the apostle Paul, and his conversion on the road to Damascus, the work is both dramatic and poetic.
Written at a time when Mendelssohn led the rediscovery of Bach’s great choral masterpieces, this work is also very much a tribute to Bach – albeit through the lens of a Romantic sensibility.
Five superb soloists – Anita Kyle (soprano), Maria Timofeeva (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Goodwin (tenor), David Hidden (bass) and Tristan Entwistle (bass) have been assembled to perform with the Sydney University Graduate Choir and orchestra under the baton of Music Director, Christopher Bowen, OAM.
It promises to be a wonderful musical experience, not to be missed.
The concert will be held at 5:00pm, Sunday, 10 December 2017 at the Great Hall, Sydney University. Tickets are now available at the Seymour Centre Box Office – ph 02 9351 7950 or here.