Stephen Cleobury conducts 'The Creation' on 1 December

Stephen Cleobury, the Director of Music at King's, will conduct Haydn's The Creation in the Chapel on Saturday 1 December.

He will be directing the CUMS Chorus and the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra. The soloists will be Raphaela Papadakis (soprano) and two former Choral Scholars, Matthew Sandy (tenor) and Edward Grint (bass).

Haydn's oratorio is arguably his finest work. It was written between 1796 and 1798 and uses texts from the book of Genesis and Milton's Paradise Lost to describe the creation of the world from chaos to the appearance of Man.

Haydn was inspired to write the piece after hearing Handel's oratorios in London, but brought his own extraordinary melodic and rhythmic inventiveness to the oratorio form. It is an optimistic work, from which Haydn hoped people would 'derive peace and refreshment'.

Tickets: £25, £20, £15
Students in advance: £4 off the above prices
Students on the door: £5, subject to availability
Booking: ADC ticketing (01223 300085)
Open Mon 12.30-4pm, Tues-Fri 12.30-7pm, Sat 3-7pm

26 November 2012