HAYDN THE CREATION

APR 30 + MAY 2

Overview

This performance of Haydn’s exalted choral masterpiece sets a crown upon the Harry Christophers era. The Creation’s miraculous overture plunges us into Chaos—formless and mysterious. Suddenly, we are struck with radiance as orchestra and chorus proclaim: “Let there be light!” You’ll hear winds, roaring lions, and Adam and Eve’s sublime love duet. The warmth and joy of the music seems to declare: “And it was very good.” In the hands of our musicians, stellar chorus, and soloists, it’s the next best thing to being at the big bang. Don’t miss Harry Christophers’s farewell concert!

Location

Symphony Hall

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Dates

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:30PM
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 3:00PM

Music

Haydn: The Creation (sung in English)

Performed by

Harry Christophers, conductor
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Robert Murray, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone
H+H Orchestra and Chorus

Concert Length

2 hours


LISTEN

Haydn: “With verdure clad” from The Creation
Handel and Haydn Society
Harry Christophers, conductor
Sarah Tynan, soprano

Haydn: “The Heavens are telling the glory of God” from The Creation
Handel and Haydn Society
Harry Christophers, conductor

Haydn: “On mighty pens uplifted” from The Creation
Handel and Haydn Society
Harry Christophers, conductor
Sarah Tynan, soprano

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