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THE CREATION : SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS @ SYDNEY TOWN HALL

Above: Conductor of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Brett Weymark. (©Keith-Saunders)            Featured image  by Michael Corridore.

A glorious performance with great storytelling oratorio fare resulted when Sydney Philharmonia Choirs collaborated very successfully for the first time with The Metropolitan Orchestra. They were joined by soloists Taryn Fiebig (soprano), Nicholas Jones (tenor) and Jud Arthur (bass).

The Creation Hob. XXI:2 by Haydn contains the composer’s unique brand of drama and ability to conjure up environments and creatively convey rousing feelings. Conductor Brett Weymark was in expert control of grading these elements. Overplaying or singing too early in the well- paced interpretation was avoided.

In this concert, the progression of this story with its text from sources including the Bible’s Old Testament and Psalms set to music grew from a crisp, clear and subtle beginning to later climaxes with all forces of immense and awesome proportions. These memorable moments resounded through the Town Hall venue, thrilling the audience and punctuating the three sections of this work. Continue reading THE CREATION : SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS @ SYDNEY TOWN HALL

SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS TAKE ON HAYDN’S EPIC ‘CREATION ‘

Featured pic Conductor Brett Weymark. Pic by Keith Saunders.

The Sydney Philharmonia Choirs upcoming concert will feature the presentation of  one of the great 18th Century choral masterworks, Joseph Haydn’s visionary life-affirming masterpiece, THE CREATION.

Offered for one performance only, in one of the most grand performance venues in the country, THE CREATION will  features two of Australia’s finest soloists – multi-award winning soprano Taryn Fiebig, and acclaimed young counter-tenor Nicholas Jones, joined by more than 350 singers from Sydney Philharmonia’s acclaimed Festival Chorus and players from Sydney’s renowned TMO, The Metropolitan Orchestra.

 First performed in 1798, THE CREATION was an overnight success and remains to this day, a favourite amongst audiences worldwide. An epic work of sublime imagination and power, Haydn’s inspired oratorio evokes the creation of the universe with grace and grandeur.                     Continue reading SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS TAKE ON HAYDN’S EPIC ‘CREATION ‘