Haydn The Creation


NB Change of conductor

Sun 6 Mar 2022 7.00pm - 8.50pm
Barbican Hall, London

Haydn The Creation (sung in English)

NB no interval

Harry Christophers conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

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Let there be light! Harry Christophers conducts Haydn’s Creation – music that always sounds young.

Out of chaos comes wonder; from darkness, light. Haydn’s oratorio The Creation is more than just a gloriously tuneful retelling of the Book of Genesis. Inspired by Haydn’s visits to London and the optimism of the Enlightenment, it’s a celebration of the act of creativity itself, overflowing with majesty, humour and the sheer, irrepressible joy of life.

Please note that for this performance the Chorus will be positioned in the stalls, in front of the stage.

NB Change of conductor
Sir Simon Rattle had a minor surgical procedure earlier this month which regrettably has not healed as quickly as expected. To allow proper time for recovery he has agreed with his doctors to cancel his conducting engagements with the LSO of Haydn’s Creation on Thursday 3 and Sunday 6 March. The London Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that Harry Christophers has agreed to step in to conduct the concerts. We all wish Sir Simon a speedy recuperation.
Posted Mon 28 Feb 2pm

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Distanced Seating

Standard seating is being used in most of the Hall for this concert. Audience members who would prefer to sit in a socially distanced environment can choose to book seats at the rear of the Balcony (subject to availabilty).

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Concert Programme

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