Haydn - The Seasons

Submitted by Oxford Harmonic... on May 7, 2018 - 11:40

Venue, Timing and Cost

Oxford Town Hall
Saturday, 23 June 2018
7:30 pm
Haydn - The Seasons

The Seasons, first performed in 1801, was written as a sequel to The Creation and has received equal critical acclaim ever since. In music full of vitality, colour and humour, Haydn vividly evokes the seasonal changes both in nature and village life – brilliantly depicting the villagers as they flee from summer storms, hunt, dance and drink (excessively!) at harvest time, spin and tell stories by the fire in the desolation of winter.

Finally, in a magnificent climax amidst brass fanfares, Haydn takes us beyond the earthly seasons to a vision of ‘unbounded Spring, and everlasting happiness’ in heaven after death.

We are delighted to welcome as our soloists Helen Massey (soprano), Paul Smy (tenor) and Alan Fairs (bass). We are also joined by the Orchestra of Stowe Opera, and are conducted by Robert Secret, Music Director of Oxford Harmonic Choir.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

Event date: Saturday 23 June 2018, 7.30 pm Oxford Town Hall
Venue: Oxford Town Hall, St. Aldgates, Oxford, OX1 1BX
Website: www.oxfordharmonicchoir.org
Tickets: Available on the door or from Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305, www.ticketsoxford.com or from www.oxfordharmonicchoir.org