Choral Society performs Creation in Cromer church
The Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society will be performing Haydn’s Creation in Cromer Church next month, which will be their first concert performance for two years.
The concert will take place in Cromer Parish Church at 7:00 pm on Saturday November 13, and is timed to coincide with the close of the COP 26 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
The Creation dates from April 1798. It was inspired by Handel’s Messiah and Israel in Egypt, which Haydn had heard while visiting England. In the 1790s Haydn made two extended concert tours to London. Returning from the second of those trips in 1795, he brought with him a libretto telling the Biblical Creation story as related in John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. Haydn conducted the oratorio’s premiere at Schwarzenberg Palace in Vienna.
Bob Cumber, from the choral society, said “After a long-enforced break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to announce this performance of Joseph Haydn’s magnificent and ever-popular oratorio The Creation. This concert is dedicated to the memory of our past President, Lord Robin Walpole, who died earlier this year.”
The performance will be conducted by musical director, David Ballard with soloists Rebecca Kaznowski, soprano (Gabriel); Daniel Bartlette, tenor (Uriel) and Dhilan Gnanadurai, bass (Raphael). Philip Adams will accompany on piano and organ.
Tickets cost £14 (£16 on the door), with under 18’s free. They are available from the box office at Sheringham Little Theatre. Telephone 01263 822347 or online at www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com For more information about this concert and the choral society please visit www.sheringhamandcromerchoral.org.uk
The image above is courtesy of the Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society.
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