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Elijah at Berlin Philharmonie

Concert Poster

Cardiff Polyphonic Choir

Ardwyn Singers

Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society

Sinfonie Orchestra Schöneberg

 

Soprano: Jessica Cale

Mezzo Soprano: Angharad Lyddon

Tenor: Robert Lewis

Baritone: Oskar McCarthy

Soprano (Youth): Alison Ling

 

The third and final Elijah performance took place in the magnificent setting of the Berlin Philharmonie, home of the Berlin Philharmonic. The hall is renowned for its wonderful acoustic and this was fully evident during the performance, the sound of the combined choirs reverberating around its walls during several powerful moments.

 

Performing in a venue with a capacity of almost two and a half thousand seemed ambitious, but a virtually full house greeted another memorable performance, one that received a lengthy ovation both at its conclusion and at the end of part I. As an encore, the choirs performed the traditional Welsh hymn, Tydi a Roddiast, once again to a great applause from the appreciative audience.

 

The following day the choirs were given a reception at the British Embassy and sang a rousing Calon Lan in appreciation.

 

The collaboration between the three Cardiff choirs and Sinfonie Orchestra Schöneberg produced three fabulous but unique musical events. Hopefully it is one that will be repeated in future years.

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