Oratorio „Elijah” composed by Mendelssohn was first performed at the premiere concert in Birmingham on 18 August, 1846. However, the composer never got the chance to unite both „Elijah” and „St. Paul” oratorios in a whole trilogy, because the third part „Christus” was never finished. Mendelssohn thought that the characters from The Old Testament should act lively, but composer's main task is to create a whole picture of sound. Bass-baritone Egils Siliņš and other solo artists will take part at the concert together with The State Choir „Latvija” and Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Other artists to be confirmed.
Thematic division: Riga Carnival
Begins : 13.12.2014 17:00
- The Big Guildhall
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In 2005, "Latvijas Koncerti" agency started a new tradition: Christmas concerts were offered in various Riga churches and concert halls. Cheerful music composed by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Vivaldi as well as the newest jazz and contemporary music pieces are still performed at the festival. "European Christmas" Festival offers a high quality musical experience and, therefore, is a part of European classical music scene.
Web address: http://riga2014.org/EiropasZiemassvetki