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‘Elijah,’ ‘Mozart Requiem’ among weekend’s choral concerts

It’s November in Minnesota, and that means it’s time for major choral works. You’ll have abundant chances to hear them over the next few weeks, and this weekend is a big one for two local churches.

In celebration of Felix Mendelssohn’s 200th birthday, the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis will perform “Elijah” on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The concert will also feature baritone Michael Schmidt.

Also on Sunday, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota will perform the Mozart Requiem at Wayzata Community Church with full orchestra.The 4 p.m. concert will feature Linh Kauffman, soprano; Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano; John DeHaan, tenor; Seth Keeton, bass; and Helen Jensen, organ. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. All seating is general admission.

Also coming soon:

Chorus Polaris will perform G.F. Handel’s “Judas Maccabaeus” at First Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights, on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Soloists will be Shari Speer, soprano; Susan Druck, alto; Jon Thomas Olson, tenor; and John Bitterman, bass. Tickets are $15, available at the door.

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