Oregon Bach Festival

Sunday, July 11, 2010

(Eugene and Portland, Oregon) June 25 - July 11

Don’t Miss: Mendelssohn’s Elijah, July 11 (Eugene)

Bach and choral music are pillars of this festival, where the early music maestro Helmuth Rilling conducts works including Bach's B minor Mass and Verdi's Requiem. But for something different, consider Mendelssohn’s Bach-influenced oratorio Elijah. The beloved work tells of the Old Testament prophet in a fast-moving story that’s both opulent and human in scale. Bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff sings the pivotal title role.