‘Die Schöpfung - Haydn’

15 May'21
- 20:00

Academy of Ancient Music & VOCES8

In a period of profound religiousness, the 65-year old Haydn paid homage to the Creation with this masterful work. “I have never been as devout as I was during the period when I worked on Die Schöpfung. Every day, I knelt and prayed that God would give me the power to finish this work," explained the composer. Haydn's devotion is clearly evident in the resulting oratorio, which is regarded as one of the highlights of the genre. For the first time, portrait artist VOCES8 joins forces with the Academy of Ancient Music to bring this spiritual work to life again.  

Barnaby Smith

conductor

Anna Denis

soprano

Thomas Elwin

tenor

Dingle Yandell

bass

Programme
Joseph Haydn

Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI:2

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS