May 27, 2018 at 2.30 pm
Frankston Arts Centre


Conductor: Thaddeus Huang, Chorale co-directors: Tom Pugh,
Katrina Waters

Haydn was inspired to write the oratorio after hearing Handel’s
Israel in Egypt.
Haydn wanted to write a large piece and include descriptive music.
The Creation in the overture depicts chaos when the world began.
The Oratorio is scored for three vocal soloists (soprano, tenor, and bass; there is also an incidental solo for alto in the finale), four-part chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) supported by a large Orchestra consisting of 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, alto, tenor, and bass trombones, timpani, and the usual string section.
For the recitatives a harpsichord or fortepiano is also used.

Upcoming Concerts

April 20, 2018

Lieutenant Kije Concert

Location: Langwarren Performing Arts Centre

May 27, 2018

Haydn’s – The Creation

Location: Frankston Arts Centre

August 19, 2018

Proms Concert 2018

Location: Frankston Arts Centre

November 10, 2018

Concerto Concert 2018

Location: Peninsula Community Centre