Cardiff Polyphonic Choir
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.