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Watch the video to discover how Haydn’s first visit to London in 1791 set in motion the events that would lead to one of his most famous masterpieces, The Creation. In his typical style (informative though slightly tongue in cheek?), Artistic Director Syd Birrell tells how Westminster Abbey, the “Hallelujah Chorus,” and a libretto about the creation of the universe inspired Haydn to try his hand at writing this oratorio.

The Singers perform Haydn’s Creation on Saturday May 9. An impressive group of soloists will perform the parts of the various angels and Adam and Eve.

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