Composed in the spirit of his Baroque predecessors Bach and Handel, Mendelssohn’s Elijah tells the Old Testament story which provides wonderful effects inviting colorful musical treatment. These include the reviving of the dead son of a widow, an eruption of flames upon an altar, and a terrific storm that arrives to end a devastating drought. The libretto, written by Mendelssohn himself, adds up to a well-rounded portrait of the title character. A brilliant oratorio for full chorus, orchestra and soloists.

Performance Times

Saturday, April 22 @ 8pm
Sunday, April 23 @ 4pm

Join us 15 minutes prior to the concert start time for a pre-concert talk by musicologist James P. Cassaro.

Location & Parking

St. Agnes Center is located at 3235 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (just west of the Craft Avenue intersection) in Oakland.

Free parking is available in Lot A on the corner of Fifth and Craft Avenues, Lot D (valet parking) on the corner of Fifth and Robinson, and Lot C up the hill on Terrace Street. All parking is first-come, first-served.

Guests with limited mobility should park in Lot D if possible, and use the accessible entrance on the west side of the building. All others should use the main entrance on Fifth Avenue.

St. Agnes Center

3235 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Featuring Keith Dean

As Elijah

Keith Dean, Baritone, is originally from Hardinsburg, KY and currently living in Frankfort, KY. Some of Mr. Dean’s roles include, Rigoletto, Blitch in Susanna, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, Germont in La Traviata, Pa Moss in Tenderland, Crown, Jake, Lawyer Frazier, Jim all in Porgy and Bess, Muhammad Ali in Muhammad Ali, Beyond The Ring. He has made his debut with several opera companies around the world. He also is a featured soloist with the American Spiritual Ensemble. He can be heard on two recordings The Spirituals and Ol’Time Religion


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