Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Presents Mendelssohn’s Elijah
WINNIPEG, MB – On March 24-25, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is presenting Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Centennial Concert Hall.
This is the first time in a decade that Elijah is being performed by the WSO.
A great cast is being assembled, including Gregory Dahl, Monica Huisman, Catherine Daniel, John Tessier, and four University of Manitoba Choirs adding to the orchestra.
“This is kind of a dream cast,” said soprano Monica Huisman. “Somebody like Greg Dahl, who is now just all over the globe, he’s a Winnipeg boy by birth and you can tell he’s got his root here. When we talked about this project two years ago, we made sure he was available, so we’re thrilled to have him. And then John Tessier is a dear friend and colleague that I have sung with probably for the better part of about 15 years now; a wonderful tenor, the nicest guy and the most genuine performer. Catherine Daniel is a lovely mezzo. Warm and rich, colourful, great stage presence. We’re really excited to have her. It’s going to be a wonderful, powerful ensemble of soloists.”
The performances will take place Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25. Both performances start at 8:00 pm at the Centennial Concert Hall.
Spencer Fernando, MyToba News