Past Event19 Jul 2020

The Creation

No longer available

Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Due to the impact of COVID-19 the programme and date for this concert has changed. Existing tickets for this concert are still valid for Mozart & Dvořák, Thursday 16 July, 7.30pm. If you wish to attend and already have a ticket there is no need to get in touch and we look forward to seeing you.

If you are an APO subscriber and unable to make this concert we cannot offer refunds, however we will exchange your tickets for another concert or keep your funds on your account as credit. You can use this credit to make a booking until 31 March 2021. Please use this link to register changes to your subscription.


Conductor Giordano Bellincampi 
Soprano Anna Leese 
Tenor Andrew Goodwin 
Bass Thomas E Bauer
New Zealand Symposium Choir 
Director John Rosser 

Haydn The Creation


‘I was never so devout as during the time I was working on The Creation,’ wrote Haydn. The Genesis story gave him a matchless opportunity to depict the glories of nature – the animals and birds, the woodlands, the sea, the stars – and, in music of astonishing originality, the chaos before God created the world. 

The Creation was suggested by Handel’s oratorios, but its music is quite different to Handelian grandiosity. It encapsulates Haydn at his best: genial, witty, wise, always open to awe and wonder and to an uncomplicated enjoyment of life. 

Performed in association with the World Symposium on Choral Music 2020 (WSCM)


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