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Opening Concert

Haydn’s Creation

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.

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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.

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This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a future date
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Sung in English with English supertitles

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Edward Gardner
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National Youth Choir of Scotland
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Christopher Bell
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Sarah Tynan
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Robert Murray
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Neal Davies
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4 August 2018

  • Usher Hall (Show on map)
  • 2hrs approx (one interval)
  • £16 - £49*

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Grand circle
£49 £42 £34
Stalls
£49 £42 £34
Upper circle
£28 £22 £16
Under 18s
50% OFF
Young Scot Card holder
50% OFF
European Youth Card holder
50% OFF

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