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Melndelssohns St Paul Oratorio, Op 36


Sun 10 Dec 2017, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Great Hall - University of Sydney, Science Road, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission - Adult: $50.00
  • Concession - Aus Health Card: $45.00
  • Conc - Full time student: $25.00
  • Child - 6yrs & under: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: jax2c

The Sydney University Graduate Choir is delighted to announce a performance of 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. It revived the oratorio as a musical form, and subsequently led to a commission of Mendelssohn’s other great oratorio: Elijah.

Telling 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 lense of a Romantic sensibility.

Four superb soloists—Anita Kyle (soprano), Maria Timofeeva (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Goodwin (tenor) and David Hidden (bass)—have been assembled to perform with the Sydney University Graduate Choir and Orchestra under the baton of Music Director, Christopher Bowen, OAM.