Mendelssohn’s Elijah – 1st Soprano Chorus Rehearsal Aid

1809 – 1847

Mendelssohn’s Elijah – 1st Soprano Chorus Rehearsal Aid


1ST SOPRANO VOICE EMPHASISED – ALL OTHER VOICES DIMINISHED

Felix Mendelssohn  Part 1 - Help, Lord!
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 2 - Lord! bow thine ear to our prayer!
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 5 - Yet doth the Lord see it not
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 7 - For he shall give his angels - 1st Soprano
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 9 - Blessed are the men who fear him
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 10 - As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 11 - Baal, we cry to thee - 1st Soprano
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 12 - Hear our cry, O Baal
Felix Mendelssohn  Parts 13-14 - Hear and answer ...
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 16 - O thou, who makest thine angels spirits
Felix Mendelssohn  Parts 19-20 - Thanks be to God
Felix Mendelssohn  Parts 21-22 - Be not afraid, saith God the Lord
Felix Mendelssohn  Parts 23-24 - Woe to him, he shall perish
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 29 - He, watching over Israel, slumbers not
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 32 - He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 34 - Behold! God the Lord passeth by!
Felix Mendelssohn  Parts 35-37 - Holy is God the Lord ... - 1st Soprano
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 38 - Then did Elijah the prophet break forth
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 41a - But the Lord, from the north hath raised one - 1st Soprano
Felix Mendelssohn  Part 42 - And then shall your light break forth

Running time: 1:49:32

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CHORISTER BIOGRAPHIES

Emily Wenman

Emily completed her MA in Vocal Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she studied under Leah Marian Jones. She now trains with acclaimed soprano Gail Pearson. Emily is a principle soprano for professional ensembles including Blossom Street, The St Martin’s Voices Fellowship at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, The Gesualdo Consort, Seren Singers, and Newman Hall Choir, and is an ex-choral scholar of The Chapel Choir of King’s College London and The BBC National Chorus of Wales. Emily is an experienced singing teacher and vocal animateur, and has worked on projects for The BBC National Chorus of Wales, The Arts Active Trust and WNO Max.

Robert Jenkins

Robert completed his Bachelor in Music (Honours) degree at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012, after winning the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize there in 2011. Robert was Tenor Lay Clark at Birmingham Cathedral for 5 years, having previously sung there as a treble. He is a member of a number of professional ensembles, including the BBC Singers, Ex-Cathedra, Polyphony, Philharmonia Voices, Siglo de Oro and the Proteus Ensemble. He has also enjoyed singing with many professional church choirs in London, most notably Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Martin in the Fields, Chelsea Old Church and Westminster Cathedral. Robert is in demand as a soloist and has also enjoyed numerous opera roles on stage.

Rosemary Clifford

Rosemary gained a first-class degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol before beginning postgraduate vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, from which she graduated with distinction. Her oratorio work includes Mozart’s Litaniae Lauretanae; Haydn’s Nelson Mass; Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Mozart’s Requiem; Britten’s Spring Symphony. Rosemary made her solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall singing Messiah with The Really Big Chorus, and was a semi-finalist in the London Bach Society’s Singers’ Prize 2015. She sings regularly with choral ensembles including the Monteverdi Choir and the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, as well as other ensembles around the UK.

Chris Webb

Chris was a choral scholar at the University of Cambridge, where he sang with the choir of Clare College and the University Chamber Choir. He is now a lay clerk at Southwark Cathedral and sings with renowned choirs including the Monteverdi Choir, London Voices, Farm Street Singers, and Blossom Street. He has also worked extensively with the Zürcher Sing-Akademie in Zurich, Switzerland. His recent operatic roles have included Colline (Puccini La boheme – Merry Opera Company) and Sarastro (Mozart Magic Flute – Opera Anywhere), and he is a member of the English National Opera’s ‘Opera Works’ young artists’ programme 2016-17. He learns singing with Alex Ashworth.

Felicity Davies

Felicity graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2010, where she won the TCM Vocal Contemporary Prize. She currently sings with various professional ensembles including: The BBC Singers, Ex Cathedra and The Armonico Consort yet she also enjoys having an active solo career. Oratorio includes: The Creation, Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, The Messiah, Samson and Nelson Mass, All the Ends of the Earth (Judith Weir), Missa Angelorum (Carl Rütti) and Daniel Lésur’s Le Cantique des Cantiques at the BBC Proms in 2010. Former operatic roles have included: Olympia (The Tales of Hoffman), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), 1st Spirit (The Magic Flute), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), Angelina (Trial by Jury), Rose Maybud (Ruddigore), La Fortuna (Giustino), Countess Almavira (Marriage of Figaro), Madame Herz (The Impressario), Lady Harriet (Martha), Susan (A Dinner Engagement) and Vagaus (Juditha Triumphans.)

Graham Neal

Graham read music at the University of Surrey, winning the Robert Naylor prize. He continued his studies on the Knack opera course at the ENO and as a postgraduate at Trinity College of Music. On the operatic stage, he has performed at The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, l’Opera Comique and Grange Park Opera. Adept at choral singing, he has appeared frequently in concert, on television, and on recordings. He sings with the Monteverdi Choir, The King’s Consort, Philharmonia Voices, English Voices, Sonoro, Orpheus Britannicus, the Hanover Band and Cappella Nova as well as being a member of the choir of the London Oratory Church.

René Bloice-Sanders

René began his vocal training as a treble in Canterbury Cathedral Choir, becoming a member of the National Youth Choir in 2004. Since graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2010 with a BA (Hons), he received a Distinction for his Masters in Vocal Studies at the Royal Academy of Music in 2013, where he was also awarded the Nora Carstairs Bland Award. He performs both in the UK and abroad where his operatic roles include Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marcello (La boheme) Marco (Gianni Schicchi), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Orfeo (L’Orfeo) and Morales/Dancairo (Carmen) and his concert work has included Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Johannes and Matthaus Passion, Brahms’ Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony.

Musical Director: Hilary Campbell

Hilary Campbell is a freelance choral specialist, and is founder and Musical Director of professional chamber choir Blossom Street, and Musical Director of Bristol Choral Society, Chiswick Choir and the Music Makers of London. Her guest work includes ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Chorus, Trinity Laban Chamber Choir, BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service Singers, the University of Greenwich Choir and the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Chorus, whom she recently prepared for a performance of Mahler Symphony No. 2 at Royal Festival Hall conducted by Semyon Bychkov. She also runs an annual project with Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir, at the Royal Academy of Music, in conjunction with Blossom Street and the RAM composition department, and is conductor of P&O Ferries Choir, the group which won the BBC2 series The Choir, and whom she met whilst filming for the series.
In addition to her regular conducting work, Hilary also acts as an adjudicator, choral workshop leader and guest conductor. She is a founder member of the Voices of London Festival, and is also a published and prize-winning composer.