Nick Pritchard : Mendelssohn Elijah (O Thou who makest thine angels
At the 2015 Southwell Music Festival one of the stand-out performances was Andrew Foster-Williams’ impersonation of the Old Testament prophet Elijah in the performance of Mendelssohn’s great oratorio. This was given in Southwell Minster on 29th August by the Southwell Festival Voices and the Southwell Festival Sinfonia and soloists Sarah Tynan (soprano), Madeleine Shaw (mezzo) and Nick Pritchard (tenor) conducted by the Festival’s Founder and Artistic Director Marcus Farnsworth.
This is the seventh of 12 highlights from the 2015 Southwell Music Festival to be published – one each day – to celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas 2015. All the published highlights from the 2015 and 2014 Festival are available via the Festival’s YouTube channel.
Southwell Music Festival takes place in the small cathedral town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, England, UK. This annual classical music festival at August Bank Holiday presents some of the best young classical musicians around. The inaugural Festival was held in 2014; the 2016 Festival takes place from 25-29 August. Visit http://www.southwellmusicfestival.com for more information.
Recording by Apple and Biscuit Recordings http://appleandbiscuit.com