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Haydn's Creation


Fri 17 May 2019, 7:00pm–8:45pm
Sat 18 May 2019, 2:00pm–3:45pm

Where: St Matthew's Anglican Church, 35 Church Street, Masterton, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird: $33.00 ($30.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • General Admission: $38.00 ($35.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: Sally Chamberlain

Wairarapa Singers are proud to present Joseph Haydn's 'Creation' which is considered by many to be one of his masterpieces. The performance will be conducted by Andrew Atkins and accompanied by an orchestra of professional musicians from Wellington, with three exceptional soloists: Soprano Shayna Tweed, Tenor Richard Greager, and Bass Simon Christie.

Tickets: Early Bird $30, after 1 May $35. Tickets are available on Eventfinda or from choir members, or see our website. Door Sales available one hour before the performance.

Haydn’s Creation is now readily admitted as some of the most life-affirming and gratifying music in the Western canon. English conductor Harry Christophers says: "Haydn's music is always a joy to perform but with 'Creation' he excels himself, allowing soloists, chorus and period orchestra to revel in vivid word-painting, both vocal and instrumental. Can there be a more consistently happy work than 'Creation'? Feel free to smile at his genius." Haydn always intended 'Creation' to be a crowd pleaser in line with the broad appeal of the Handel oratorios he had heard in England. 'Creation' rejoices in the supremacy of humanity and provides an exquisite musical celebration of the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment. No doubt you will leave this concert feeling uplifted and with a joyful heart.