Mendelssohn Elijah

Apr 11 - Apr 13, 2024
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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 50 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    Stephen Alltop
Thursday, April 11, 2024
7:30 PM
Friday, April 12, 2024
7:30 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2024
7:30 PM



Enhance your concert experience with this additional event.

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.


These concerts are endowed in part by the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association.

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