The Creation

4 November 2023 7:30pm
Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Choral Society
CCS Youth Choir
Richard Cooke conductor
Keri Fuge soprano
Christopher Bowen tenor
William Gaunt bass

Sponsored by Fenwick

Haydn The Creation

Haydn’s Creation was a groundbreaking work in its time, remarkable for its ingenious and original use of the orchestra, most significantly to describe the scene of ‘Chaos’ before the beginning of the Book of Genesis. The entire work is full of delight. Great whales, sunrise, the rolling seas – even leaping tigers – are evoked in a fantastic and imaginative tapestry of sound in one of the greatest ever oratorios.

£33, £28, £22, £18, £10 (unreserved)
Booking Fee included

Festival Box Office (Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm)
01227 457568
Festival House, 8 Orange Street, Canterbury, CT1 2JA
Tickets can be sent as an e-ticket, posted, or collected from the venue on the day

English Chamber Orchestra (ECO)

‘One of the world’s greatest ‘living’ orchestras’
Classical Public Radio, USA

The orchestra are excited to perform once again with Richard Cooke and the Canterbury Choral Society alongside the Canterbury Choral Society Youth Choir and a wonderful line-up of soloists for Haydn The Creation. The English Chamber Orchestra has been performing across the UK and globally for over 60 years and is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world. From its beginning, the ECO has worked consistently with the most significant musical figures in classical music starting in 1960 with its first patron Benjamin Britten. The ECO celebrates and builds upon its tradition of maintaining the highest international musical standards, nurturing new talent and focusing on the ‘best of British’ music and musicianship.


Haydn The Creation 2023 – Canterbury Festival


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