Song of Joy: The Mendelssohns

Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn relied on each other to shape their different musical careers.Bettmann

Song of Joy: The Mendelssohns


April 05, 2023

Song of Joy: The Mendelssohns is a joyful hour of music for chorus and orchestra that captures the spirit of Easter and the rebirth of spring. VocalEssence sings works by the siblings Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn. Felix was allowed to become a famous composer, even as that career path was closed to his equally talented sister. Song of Joy: The Mendelssohns features choral settings by both siblings, showcasing their enormous talent and culminating with a festive Hymn of Praise based on Psalms and other biblical texts.


Fanny Mendelssohn: Hiob (Job)
Mari Scott, soprano
Robin Helgen, alto
Bill Pederson, tenor
Michael Schmidt, bass
G. Phillip Shoultz III, conductor
VocalEssence Chorus and Orchestra

Felix Mendelssohn: Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise)
Nicholas Chalmers, tenor
JoAnna Johnson, soprano I
Elsa Buck, soprano II
Philip Brunelle, conductor
VocalEssence Chorus and Orchestra