Edward Ananian-Cooper, conductor
Hanna-Leena Haapamäki, soprano
Mika Pohjonen, tenor
Nicholas Söderlund, bass
Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis
Joseph Haydn: The Creation
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” begins the book of Genesis in the Bible. Haydn’s magnum opus, lasting nearly two hours, sets the story of the creation of the world to music. Haydn poured all of his considerable abilities into this programmatic work that has enjoyed enormous success ever since its premiere. Edward Ananian-Cooper, who conducted last year’s Easter concert to great acclaim, returns to conduct The Creation on Good Friday. The soloists take the roles of three angels carrying the narrative: Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael.
The length of the concert is approx. 2 h. No intermission.