When: Sunday January 25th, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Where: Carnegie Hall
Cost: Group Sales discounted tickets range from $25-$55/ticket
Details: On January 25th, 2015, the feast day of the conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, the New York Choral Society will perform the rarely heard magnificent oratorio St. Paul, by Felix Mendelssohn. The story of St. Paul is full of drama, action, intrigue, murderous plots and miracles. Felix Mendelssohn, the composer of the popular Oratorio Elijah tells the story through some of the most beautiful and dramatic choral music ever written. The Oratorio tells the story of the conversion of Saul (later known as the apostle Paul). Mendelssohn was deeply influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach and was singularly responsible for the resurgent popularity of his music after his performance of the St.Matthew Passion in 1829. While St. Paul is full of nods to Bach in form and style, the beauty and expressiveness of this work, which the New York Times has called “serenely beautiful” is Mendelssohn’s own. The Princeton Girl Choir will be joining the NYCS for this performance. The piece will be performed in German with English super titles.