Franz Josef Haydn’s The Creation is considered by many to be the composer’s masterpiece. South Florida audiences will have an opportunity to hear this glorious oratorio in three performances by the Master Chorale of South Florida, accompanied by The Miami Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Joshua Habermann.
The concerts will take place on Friday, November 19, at 8:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Miami; Saturday, November 20 at 8:00 pm at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton; and Sunday, November 21 at 4:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach.
The Creation, written and sung in English, celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis. It was written for four-part chorus and large classical orchestra with soprano, tenor and bass soloists in the role of angels, as well as an incidental alto solo in the finale.
The orchestra often plays alone, notably in the episodes of “tone-painting”: the appearance of the sun, the creation of various beasts, and above all in the overture, the famous depiction of the Chaos before the creation.