Haydn The Creation
Tamsin Raitt soprano
Andrew Woodmansey tenor
Jamie W. Hall baritone
Goldsmiths Choral Union
Affinity Chamber Orchestra
Jack Apperley conductor
Celebrating its 90th anniversary season, Goldsmiths Choral Union introduces its new Music Director, Jack Apperley. What better way to celebrate new beginnings than by performing Haydn’s The Creation.
This glorious masterpiece, a three-part oratorio composed in 1798, depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as related in John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost (1667) and the Book of Genesis.
A portrayal of Chaos is succeeded by the six days of creation, each of which is depicted with lavish tone painting. The story of the happy union between Adam and Eve is the focus of the third part.
GCU is accompanied by Matthew Down’s newly formed Affinity Chamber Orchestra and soloists Tamsin Raitt, Andrew Woodmansey and Jamie W. Hall.