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Haydn's The Creation

A concert by Hereford Choral Society
14th March 2020


For the final concert of the year we present Haydn’s The Creation, taking us from its famous ‘Representation of Chaos’ via the glorious creation of light, to the idyllic life of Adam and Eve in Eden – before everything went wrong.

Inspired by his visits to London, where he had heard the oratorios of Handel, this was one of Haydn’s greatest undertakings: while Handel composed Messiah in just over three weeks, the composition of The Creation took nearly eighteen months. The libretto’s combination of the Book of Genesis, the Psalms, and Milton’s Paradise Lost, was an excellent poetic springboard for Haydn’s marvellous musical imagination, clearly excited by the enormous topic at hand.

Joanne Lunn (soprano)
Gwilym Bowen (tenor)
David Stout (bass/baritone)

Marches Baroque

Conductor: Geraint Bowen

Tickets from only £10 (unreserved). Up to 2 children under 16 will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Parties of 10 or more receive a group discount of 10%.


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