The Biblical creation story told in music of cosmic grandeur. Join us in the Hall or online for 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.
AAM is grateful for the generous support of this performance from The London Community Foundation and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, 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
Please inform the Box Office of your access requirements when booking and our staff will advise you on seating, pricing and our facilities.
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£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.