Mendelssohn Elijah

Apr 11 - Apr 13, 2024


The 19th century’s most enduring oratorio, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, sung here in English, depicts the story of the biblical prophet Elijah, complete with his ascent to heaven on a flaming chariot. James Conlon leads the assembled forces, including Chicago favorite Lucas Meachem in the mighty title role and the Chicago Symphony Chorus performing the work’s pensive and ecstatic ensembles.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    2 hours 40 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    Stephen Alltop
  • Program Book
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Preconcert Dining

Enhance your concert experience by dining at Forte featuring contemporary Mediterranean cuisine or the Thomas Club featuring traditional American fare. Learn more »

Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring Stephen Alltop in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.


The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus has been made possible by a generous gift from The Grainger Foundation.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra thanks the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association — led by Sharon Mitchell, League President — for contributions to the Endowed Concert Fund, which supports this performance.

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