Josef Haydn’s explosive oratorio The Creation opens the 2018 International Festival. Edward Gardner conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Scotland.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Edward Gardner Conductor
National Youth Choir of Scotland
Christopher Bell Chorus Director
Sarah Tynan Soprano
Robert Murray Tenor
Neal Davies Bass
Haydn The Creation
Celebrate the launch of the International Festival’s 2018 Usher Hall concerts with the explosive excitement of creation itself. Haydn’s dazzling oratorio describes each act of creation – from the water and the land to plants, birds, animals and finally humans – in vivid, witty tableau. British conductor Edward Gardner is a regular and much-admired International Festival visitor, revered for his vibrant, passionate performances. He directs the exceptional musicians of Edinburgh’s own Scottish Chamber Orchestra. They are joined by three of Britain’s most exciting vocal soloists, and the world-renowned young singers of the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
★★★★★ "an unblemished unanimity of tone, intonation, nuance and the unmistakable burnish of energised youth" - The Scotsman
★★★★ "[National Youth Choir of Scotland] raised the roof" The Telegraph