Saturday 4th March 2017
Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
£33.50, £30.50, £28, £22, £16.50 (discounts available)
Haydn - The Creation
Joanne Lunn, Soprano
Robin Tritschler, Tenor
David Soar, Bass
Leeds Festival Chorus
Haydn’s oratorio depicting the Creation according to the Old Testament, one of the great peaks of the choral repertoire, is often considered to be his masterpiece. He composed it after his visits to England, where he was inspired by great performances of Handel’s oratorios. Haydn still has a compelling appeal today, nearly two centuries after his death, which can be explained by the fusion of exuberance, originality, classical elegance and intellectual power of his music. He was at the forefront of music in Europe during the latter part of the eighteenth century, hailed as a genius. Mozart said, “Haydn alone has the secret both of making me smile and of touching my innermost soul”. Even Napoleon, on capturing Vienna, immediately ordered a guard of honour to be placed round Haydn’s house.
Leeds Festival Chorus is joined by a trio of top soloists and the Hallé.
(Image: Andrew Redpath)
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