Haydn: The Creation

Franz Joseph Haydn: The Creation

ACS 90th Anniversary Season

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 3:00 pm
West Middle School Auditorium

70 Shawsheen Road
Andover, MA

With professional orchestra and soloists

About the Concert

Andover Choral Society opens its 90th season with Joseph Haydn’s magnificent oratorio, The Creation. Considered one of Haydn’s most brilliant works, the oratorio depicts the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis, the Book of Psalms, and John Milton’s Paradise Lost. This jubilant and uplifting work celebrates the creation of the earth, the seas, animals and birds, and humans. Enjoy Haydn’s enchantingly descriptive orchestral writing, triumphant choruses, and a trio of angels, portrayed by soprano, tenor, and baritone soloists.

The Creation was originally published in both German and English.  Andover Choral Society will perform the work in English.

Read Dr. Michael Driscoll’s program notes.