The original text
The oratorio depicts events in the life of the Prophet Elijah as told in the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings of the Old Testament. It premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival.
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Performance history in South Africa
1878: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town on 14 August by a professional singers, in association with the amateur performers of the Cape Town Choral Society, accompanied by the orchestra of the 88th Connaught Rangers under the baton of Signor Nulli.
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