Haydn: The Creation

Saturday, April 25, 2020


Franz Joseph Haydn: The Creation

Saturday, April 25 • 7:30 pm

First United Methodist Church Charlotte

501 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202


Performed in English

Charlotte Master Chorale
North Carolina Masterworks Orchestra
Jenni Hough, Gabriel
Jacob Wright, Uriel
Robert Harrelson, Raphael
Nathaniel Olsen, Adam
Julianne Olsen, Eve
Kenney Potter, conductor

Franz Joseph Haydn’s choral masterpiece depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis, with additional texts from the Book of Psalms and John Milton's Paradise Lost. Haydn had traveled to England in the early and mid-1790s and was inspired by George Frideric Handel's large scale oratorios. He composed  The Creation  in 1797-98, and the work debuted to great acclaim in Vienna in 1799. The oratorio was published in 1800, in both German and English.


2019-20 Season

Haydn: The Creation

Haydn: The Creation

The Charlotte Master Chorale and the North Carolina Masterworks Orchestra present Haydn's "The Creation" (in English) at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at First United Methodist Church Charlotte.
Considering Matthew Shepard

Considering Matthew Shepard

The Charlotte Master Chorale Chamber Chorus presents "Considering Matthew Shepard" by Craig Hella Johnson at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Christ Church Charlotte.
Concluded Concerts

Concluded Concerts

The following performances from the 2019-2020 season have concluded.