Williamsburg Choral Guild Kicks Off 40th Season with ‘Elijah’

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The Williamsburg Choral Guild will open their season on Sunday with "Elijah." (Courtesy Williamsburg Choral Guild)
The Williamsburg Choral Guild will open their season on Sunday with “Elijah.” (Courtesy Williamsburg Choral Guild)

The Williamsburg Choral Guild is kicking off its 40th season on Sunday with the opening of “Elijah.”

The organization set its lineup of performances for the season by allowing fans and chorus members to vote in a “Raves 4 Faves” poll last year in order to determine which compositions audiences would most like to see performed.

“Elijah,” a Mendelssohn oratorio that recounts the life of Biblical prophet Elijah, received the most votes and was chosen to open the season by Artistic Director/Conductor Jay BeVille.

The show will be anchored by five soloists: soprano Anna Feucht, mezzo-soprano Abigail Stinnett, tenor Garry Sloan, bass Christopher Mooney and soprano Haley Griffith.

The Warhill High School Women’s Choir, directed by Brooke Niblett, will accompany the soloists. The singers will be backed by a 31-piece chamber orchestra.

The concert will be preceded by a free pre-concert discussion presented in the Warhill High School choir room at 3 p.m.

The show will begin at 4 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Warhill High School auditorium. Tickets are $25 or $10 for students and may be purchased over the phone at 757-220-1808, at the door, or by clicking here.

Fans of the Williamsburg Choral Guild can also opt to purchase a season subscription, which includes tickets to all three of this year’s shows, for $50.