Nathan Gunn sings Mendelssohn's Elijah


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center - Leighton Hall

Sacred Music at Notre Dame, The Department of Music, & The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center




Superstar baritone Nathan Gunn portrays the title role in Felix Mendelssohn’s dramatic and powerful oratorio Elijah, a story of powerful, warring personalities and miraculous events told through some of the most beautiful and sublime music of the 19th century. Sung in English. an epic story from the Old Testament, with the participation of Notre Dame Vocale, Notre Dame Chorale and the South Bend Chamber Singers, conducted by Carmen Helena Tellez.  Part of the Mellon Interdisciplinary Sacred Music Drama Projects at Notre Dame.





Deborah Mayer, soprano

Sharon Harms, soprano

Jacquelyn Matava, mezzo-soprano

Wesley Dunnagan, tenor


Joshuah Boggs, countertenor

Jamie Caporizo, mezzo-soprano

Benjamin Liupaogo, tenor

Sarah Noone, soprano


Joshua Ingle Jr., treble



Notre Dame Vocale - Carmen-Helena Tellez, Artistic and Music Director

Notre Dame Chorale - Alexander Blachly, Director

South Bend Chamber Singers - Nancy Menk, Music Director

Notre Dame Festival Orchestra - Daniel Stein, Concertmaster



Carmen-Helena Téllez


Tickets and more information can be found here

Pictures of this event can be found on the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Facebook.

Join us and noted Mendelssohn scholar, Professor Jeffrey Sposato of the University of Houston, titled "Elijah and Mendelssohn's 'Jewishness.'" Professor Sposato will examine Elijah in relation to both Mendelssohn's Jewish heritage and his deeply held Lutheran beliefs.



This event is part of the Interdisciplinary Sacred Music Dramas at Notre Dame supported by a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mellon Foundation

SB150 celebrating the 150th anniversary of the City of South Bend