Happy birthday, Felix

February 3, 2019

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) premiered his oratorio Elijah in Birmingham, England in 1846. The libretto comes mostly from the Old Testament, chiefly First and Second Kings, Isaiah, and the Psalms. This chorus is a setting of Psalm 91:11.


Happy birthday, Charles

December 18, 2018

In honor of the birthday of English hymn writer Charles Wesley (1707-1788), here is one of his greatest hits in an arrangement by American composer Dan Forrest (b. 1978) of a melody by German composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), performed by the combined choirs and orchestra of Concordia College


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