2018 Haydn: “Creation” Mass

Haydn: “Creation” Mass
Waterville, ME
Lorimer Chapel Colby College
Waterville, ME 04901

Gig Description

Eric Perry, conductor

“Colby Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Colby College Chorale and the Colby Kennebec Chorale to present Haydn’s Mass No. 13 in Bb Major, “Schöpfungsmesse,” also known as “Creation Mass.” Not to be confused with the composer’s most famous oratorio, “The Creation,” this exuberant mass setting for orchestra, choir, and soloists is a masterpiece in its own right – though one may recognize some familiar melodies originated from Haydn’s monumental ‘Creation.’ Also on the program are Bizet’s L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2 and the winner of the Annual Concerto Competition.”