The Salt Lake Symphony and Utah Voices will join forces once again this weekend in Joseph Haydn’s magnificent oratorio The Creation.
Written between 1797-98 the work is considered Haydn’s masterpiece. And, indeed, it is a wonderful addition to the English oratorio genre and a worthy successor to George Frideric Handel’s many choral/orchestral works.
The libretto, by a writer yet to be identified, is in English and depicts the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis and John Milton’s Paradise Lost.
Salt Lake Symphony music director Robert Baldwin and Utah Voices director Michael Huff will co-conduct the performance. Joining them will be soprano Melissa Heath, tenor Robert Breault and bass-baritone Christopher Clayton.
The concert takes place on May 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 and available online at www.utahvoices.org or at the door.