The Music on the Hill Summer Chorus will perform Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio Elijah with baritone Michael Costantino and artistic director Ellen Dickinson as conductor on Thursday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Rd.. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or may be reserved in advance at tickets@musiconthehillct.org.

This is the twelfth year of the Summer Chorus, one of Music on the Hill’s four performing ensembles. It draws singers from across the region to rehearse and perform a major choral-orchestral work each July. Dickinson is its founding director.

Music on the Hill is an independent non-profit organization that promotes high-quality music performance and education for all ages. Under the dynamic leadership of its artistic directors, Ellen Dickinson and David H. Connell, Music on the Hill offers workshops, concerts, and four performing ensembles:  the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir and three choral groups that include the 16-voice professional Chamber Chorus and the 40-voice Festival Chorus in addition to the Summer Chorus. These groups perform, in rotation, seven to nine concerts each year, primarily in Wilton, Weston, and Westport.  More information about Music on the Hill and its concert calendar may be found at www.musiconthehillct.org.