Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn
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Sunday 23 January, 3:00 pm

Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn

London Mozart Players
Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple conductor
Julia Doyle soprano
Rebecca Alfonwy-Jones alto
Ronald Samm tenor
Ashley Riches bass-baritone

Felix Mendelssohn Vom Himmel hoch
Fanny Hensel Lockung
Felix Mendelssohn Psalm 42
Fanny Hensel Hiob Cantata
Felix Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht

From the drama of raging mountainside battles to exquisite choral textures, the music of Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny Hensel contains a wealth of unforgettable experiences. In this concert Crouch End Festival Chorus and the London Mozartr Players present a selection of works from both siblings, giving Fanny the prominence she deserves alongside her better-known brother.

Works by Felix include his Die erste Walpurgisnacht, a dramatic cantata set on a dark mountain where the Druids and Christians are in conflict. Stylistically the music looks back to Haydn and forwards to Wagner and Mahler. Vom Himmel hoch is a beautiful work very much in the style of Felix’s great inspiration, J.S. Bach.

Fanny’s works include Lockung an exquisite a cappella part song, and the more substantial Hiob (Job) Cantata for chorus, soloists and orchestra.

Sun 23 January 3pm £10 - £28 Book

Alexandra Palace