Overgate Choir to perform Elijah

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Overgate Choir will be joined by the National Festival Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ on Saturday (October 12) starting at 7pm - not 7.30pm as stated in the Listings section of the Courier’s My Week supplement.

The concert will be at Halifax Minster and will also feature Harrogate Grammar School Chamber Choir.

The composer’s great oratorio ‘Elijah’ was his last major work, completed in 1846 for the Birmingham Festival that same year.

The vivid portrayal of the Old Testament accounts of the prophet’s life, deeds, doings and death makes it one of romantic music’s most significant masterpieces.

Conductor will be Dr Simon Lindley.

Tickets: £10, available from Harvey’s The Halifax Department Store, members of the choir or on the door on the night - or contact choir secretary Valerie Ashworth on 01422 345414.