Classical Season 2019/20 | RNS at Home
with Pre-Concert Talk at 6.30pm
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, soprano Sophie Bevan will no longer be performing in Haydn’s Creation. We are delighted to present Mary Bevan to perform in her place.
Paul McCreesh conductor
Mary Bevan soprano
Stuart Jackson tenor
James Platt bass
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia
Haydn The Creation
‘When I think of God, I can write only cheerful music’ said Joseph Haydn. So when he turned to the greatest story of all time, his imagination simply bubbled over. The Creation is filled with sparkling melodies, blockbuster choruses and a joyous, generous spirit that finds room for both angels and earthworms. But Haydn saw further than others, and his depiction of a universe emerging from chaos inspired music of cosmic grandeur, too. 18th century music specialist Paul McCreesh conducts, and soprano Mary Bevan heads a first-class team of soloists in some of the most life-affirming sounds you’ll ever hear.
Sung in English
This performance of The Creation will be sung in English using Paul McCreesh’s own version of the text, which has been adapted to improve the flow of the English language.
Find out more about the Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia and their thoughts about performing Haydn’s Creation over on our blog!
Part of our RNS at Home Series.
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