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Blacksburg Master Chorale

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8 PM
At the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
In the Street and Davis Performance Hall's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

$20-$30 general admission, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under

More than 200 singers, a full orchestra, and soloists will fill the stage as the Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg Master Chorale, Virginia Tech Choirs, and Roanoke Symphony Orchestra collaborate to present Felix Mendelssohn’s legendary oratorio, Elijah. This intense musical drama depicts the major events in the life of the prophet Elijah. Featured soloists include three Virginia Tech alumni: Branch Fields (in the title role), Danielle Talamantes, and Robert Chafin; as well as Katherine Pracht, mezzo soprano.

  • with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
  • and Virginia Tech Choirs
Dwight Bigler, conductor
Danielle Talamantes, soprano
 (Virginia Tech alumna)
  • Katherine Pracht, mezzo soprano
Robert Chafin, tenor
 (Virginia Tech alumnus)
  • Branch Fields, bass (Virginia Tech alumnus)
Co-presented with Blacksburg Master Chorale
  • Clay Corner Inn offers a special for Moss Arts Center patrons. Show a valid ticket from the Moss Arts Center when you check in at Clay Corner Inn, and receive $30 off your room rate for the night.* Clay Corner Inn is located at 401 Clay St. SW in Blacksburg, within walking distance of the Moss Arts Center. For more information, call 540-552-4030 or visit their website at www.claycornerinn.com.
  • *Tickets must be for a performance at the Moss Arts Center taking place during your stay with Clay Corner Inn. Not valid during football, family, or graduation weekends.
  • Timeless | Classical Music

  • Program Notes
  • Image is from Vespers; photo by Ken Tuan Nguyen.



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Blacksburg Master Chorale, Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Something Timeless

Personal reverie through lush music and movement, as only the classics can provide. Other TIMELESS performances:


All performances take place in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, in the Street and Davis Performance Hall, unless otherwise noted.