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GSU, community stage 'Elijah'
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Part of the massive cast of Elijah is shown during a scene from the oratorio staged recently at First Baptist Church in Statesboro. - photo by Special to the Herald
Nearly 2,000 people packed the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Statesboro recently to experience the soaring oratorio "Elijah." Dr. Shannon Jeffries with the Department of Music at Georgia Southern University conducted the performance of Felix Mendelssohn's last work, which included a cast of university professors and was accompanied by local choral ensembles. A musical recounting of the Prophet Elijah's battle against the followers of the god Baal as described in 1st and 2nd Kings in the New Testament of the Bible, the concert was performed by the most accomplished singers and musicians from all around Bulloch County.
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