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Fall Masterworks Concert:  Celebrating Female Composers, Past and Present

October 18, 2019
7:30 pm
Hemmle Recital Hall

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MAY MASTERWORKS FINALE 

 
HAYDN THE CREATION
 

May 11, 2019 – Hemmle Recital Hall; 7:30 pm

 
The Lubbock Chorale's May Masterworks concert will take place Friday, May 11, 2019, at 7:30 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall of the Texs Tech University School of Music.  The Chorale and soloists will be performing Joseph Haydn's masterpiece The CreationThe Creation is an oratorio that depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the book of Genesis.  The libretto was written by Gottfried van Swieten.  The work is structured in three parts and scored for soprano, tenor and bass soloists, chorus and a symphonic orchestra.  In parts I and II, the soloists represent the archangels Raphael (bass), Uriel (tenor) and Gabriel (soprano).  In part III, the bass and soprano soloists represent Adam and Eve.  The first public performance was held in Vienna at the old Burgtheater on 19 March 1799.  The oratorio was published with the text in German and English in 1800.  Haydn was inspired to write a large oratorio during his visits to England in 1791-1792 and 1794-1795, when he heard oratorios of George Frideric Handel performed by large forces.