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Joseph Haydn’s famed oratorio that recounts the beginning of time performed by The Choir and Orchestra of St James’ to mark the beginning of our bicentenary celebrations. After his visits to London, Haydn was inspired by the larger ‘oratorio’ choral works of Handel. It was first performed in Vienna in 1798 when Haydn was already in his sixties. It was such a success that the invitation-only aristocratic audience had to be brought under control by the police. Excerpts of Creation were first performed in Australia from as early as 1834.

The Friends of Music will host an Open Rehearsal on the evening of Friday 11 October.

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