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Theatre Royal

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5 May 2019

Composed towards the end of the 18th Century, Haydn was inspired to create The Creation following his trips to the United Kingdom, where he heard the oratorios of Handel still being performed with massive forces. He is quoted as saying that, once in the flow, he begged God to let him be able to finish the work.

For the first time in nearly twenty years, Ars Nova Choir is delighted to bring back to Taranaki Haydn's much-loved oratorio. Joining them will be prominent New Zealand opera singers Clarissa Dunn (soprano), John Beaglehole (tenor) and Ars Nova Choir’s Patron, Roger Wilson (bass).

Come and enjoy Ars Nova Choir’s performance of Haydn's acclaimed oratorio, accompanied in a new chamber orchestration (the first time to be performed in New Zealand), by Ars Antiqua Chamber Orchestra and directed by Christopher J. Luke.

Adult $30.00
Student $10.00
Service fees apply



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Sunday 5 May, 2pm