Sunday, Mar 29, 2-4 PM

Oratorio – THE CREATION by Haydn, presented by Symphony Chorus of New Orleans

Temple Sinai
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6227 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
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Symphony Chorus of New Orleans presents one of Franz Josef Haydns greatest compositions, the oratorio titled THE CREATION. Haydn was deeply religious and considered THE CREATION his greatest work. He wrote some of his most luminous & inspired music as settings for words taken from the Biblical books of Genesis & the Psalms, as well as by John Miltons Paradise Lost. At the last performance Haydn attended, he was so frail that he had to be carried via an armchair. When applause interrupted the chorus, he is said to have pointed upward, saying, "Not from me everything comes from up there!" The soloists are soprano Joy Meade, tenor Robert Wagner and bass Joel Colman. Symphony Chorus of New Orleans will be joined by the University of New Orleans Chorale and members of the Delgado Community College Chorus.