THE CREATION AT ST JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE

  • St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
 

In aid of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

HAYDN The Creation (sung in English)

OSP
Vox Cordis
Ben Palmer • conductor
Carolyn Sampson • soprano
James Gilchrist • tenor
Andrew Ashwin • bass

Haydn was inspired to write The Creation after witnessing large-scale performances of Handel oratorios, including Messiah and Israel in Egypt, during his visits to London in the 1790s. Composed to a libretto compiled by Baron Gottfried van Swieten, the work was first heard in Vienna in 1799.

This performance is the third in OSP's series of concerts at St John's Smith Square in aid of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. Bringing together an outstanding line-up of acclaimed soloists - soprano Carolyn Sampson, tenor James Gilchrist and bass Andrew Ashwin - together with acclaimed chamber choir Vox Cordis, this promises to be unforgettable evening.

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