Sunday, November 22, 2009

An amazing Creation

Last night I went to the much anticipated (at least by me!) performance of Haydn's Creation by the Queensland Symphony and the Canticum Chamber Choir. I was relieved to find it was in English not German.

It was fantastic! There is no substitute for a live performance with good acoustics. Maybe I was sitting in an acoustic "sweet spot" in the concert hall. The clarity of the diction and symphonic notes was wonderful.

As Adam and Eve reflect on the amazing created world in which they have been placed, the chorus breaks forth:
Hail, bounteous Lord! Almighty, hail!
Thy word call'd forth this wondr'rous frame.
Thy powe'r adore the heav'n and
earth; we praise thee now and evermore.

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