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Haydn's Creation

Academy of Ancient Music

A digital image of a swirling sky, with clouds, light and stars visible

Join us in the Hall or online for the Biblical creation story told in music of cosmic grandeur: a journey of unbridled joy, from the dramatic moment the first ray of light hits the waters of the deep.

It’s hard to imagine a choral work more life-affirming than The Creation, a vision of the universe that embraces both earthworms and angels. Haydn’s uplifting music is enhanced with a compelling visual narrative from leading video and projection designer Nina Dunn.

In an evening celebrating fresh beginnings, the Academy of Ancient Music open their first season under the direction of new Music Director Laurence Cummings, who conducts the ensemble, chorus, and a solo cast featuring some of Britain’s finest singers.

This performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm, including a 20 minute interval.

Latecomers will not be allowed into the Hall until the end of Part I.

AAM is grateful for the generous support of this performance from The London Community Foundation and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, Continuo Foundation, the Derek Hill Foundation, the Maria Björnson Memorial Fund, The Polonsky Foundation and other trusts.

Co-produced by the Barbican and Academy of Ancient Music

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