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Opening Concert

Haydn’s Creation

Josef Haydn’s explosive oratorio The Creation opens the 2018 International Festival. Edward Gardner conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Scotland.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Edward Gardner Conductor

National Youth Choir of Scotland
Christopher Bell Chorus Director

Sarah Tynan Soprano
Robert Murray Tenor
Neal Davies Bass

Haydn The Creation

Celebrate the launch of the International Festival’s 2018 Usher Hall concerts with the explosive excitement of creation itself. Haydn’s dazzling oratorio describes each act of creation – from the water and the land to plants, birds, animals and finally humans – in vivid, witty tableau. British conductor Edward Gardner is a regular and much-admired International Festival visitor, revered for his vibrant, passionate performances. He directs the exceptional musicians of Edinburgh’s own Scottish Chamber Orchestra. They are joined by three of Britain’s most exciting vocal soloists, and the world-renowned young singers of the National Youth Choir of Scotland.

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★★★★★ "an unblemished unanimity of tone, intonation, nuance and the unmistakable burnish of energised youth" - The Scotsman

★★★★ "[National Youth Choir of Scotland] raised the roof" The Telegraph

This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a future date
Sung in English with English supertitles

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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Edward Gardner

National Youth Choir of Scotland
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Christopher Bell

Sarah Tynan

Robert Murray

Neal Davies

4 August 2018

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.

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