Portrait of Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn – O come everyone that thirsteth

Felix Mendelssohn – O come everyone that thirsteth (Elijah)

Inspired by the choral works of Bach and Handel, Mendelssohn composed in 1846 his oratorio Elijah, from which the Dulwich Singers are singing a quartet. It premiered in the same year at the Birmingham Festival. It depicts events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings of the Old Testament.
“O come everyone that thirsteth, O come
to the waters… O hear, and your souls shall
live for ever.”

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