In commemoration of the performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah, the first cultural show staged at the newly-built Luce Auditorium in 1974. Directed by Prof. Isabel Dimaya-Vista. Elijah is an oratorio written by Felix Mendelssohn in 1846 for the Birmingham Festival. It depicts various events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings in the Old Testament. This piece was composed in the spirit of Mendelssohn's Baroque predecessors Bach and Handel, whose music he loved. In 1829, Mendelssohn had organized the first performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion since the composer's death, and was instrumental in bringing this and other of Bach's works to widespread popularity. The work is scored for four vocal soloists (bass/baritone, tenor, alto, soprano), full symphony orchestra (including trombones, ophicleide, organ), and a large chorus singing usually in four, but occasionally eight or three (women only) parts. The part of Elijah is sung by the bass/baritone and is a major role. [From Wikipedia]

Ticket Information: 

September 15, Saturday

3 PM Matinee. Tickets available at P200.8 PM Gala. Tickets available at P200, P300, and P500.

Season tickets are usually honored during the first gala show. All tickets and season passes for Luce Auditorium shows are available for sale at the College of Performing and Visual Arts building, and at the theater lobby before the show begins. For ticket reservations and other inquiries, call (035) 422-4365 or 0917-513-3312. 

For inquiries, please visit us at the Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee Office at the College of Performing and Visual Arts Building. Or call us at (035) 422-4365 or 0917-323-5953. Or visit our website at su.edu.ph/cac. You also send your inquiries, comments, and suggestions to [email protected] or [email protected].