The Creation [Die Schöpfung], Haydn’s iconic oratorio, 220 years after its first public performance at Vienna’s old Burgtheater.
Britain’s largest choral society, The Really Big Chorus, Greek choral ensemble Musica (250 members in total), and the Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Brian Kay, join forces for the performance of Haydn’s masterpiece.
Deeply impressed by Handel’s oratorios, Haydn drew inspiration from the Book of Genesis: from Chaos, to the six days of the Creation of Light, the Heavenly Bodies and the Earth, the Plants and Animals, and, finally, Man in His own image.
Sarah Power, soprano
William Wallace, tenor
Frederick Long, bass-baritone
The Really Big Chorus
Chorus Master: Brian Kay
Musica (Mixed Chorus of the Friends of Music Society)
Chorus Master: Dimitris Bouzanis
The Athens Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Brian Kay