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Ellena Hicks – Mezzo Soprano

Congratulations go to former ORG vocal student, Ellena Hicks, who was recently awarded the Royal Northern College of Music Award, and the Pasqualina Lipari prize ...
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Historical perspective of Mendelssohn’s Elijah Oratorio

Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio “Elijah” holds a significant place in the history of music and oratorio composition. Here is a historical perspective on the work:
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Mendelssohn’s Elijah oratorio Synopsis

"Elijah" is a celebrated oratorio composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1846. This powerful and dramatic work tells the Biblical story of the prophet Elijah.
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Reflections on “Elijah” from a humble ‘back-row’ chorister

The stories from the life of “Elijah” with the drama and awful power of ancient Judaic history, and the music, in its complexity and baroque/Victorian ...
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Philip Rees – Conductor

Philip has spent his entire working life involved in music education and performance.
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Ayşe Göknur Shanal – Soprano

“Göknur is a soprano gifted with a voice of great beauty … she has the ability to hold an audience with both the intensity of ...
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Michael Butchard – Tenor

Michael Butchard graduated from a Master of Performance (Vocal Performance) from the Royal College of Music, London (RCM) in 2013. Michael also holds a Bachelor ...
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William Moxey – Baritone

As a member of the quartet 'Vocalise', William gave concerts for and was recorded by the ABC.  Other highlights include working as both soloist and ...
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