Top stars join society to perform Creation

Alnwick and District Choral Society will be joined by top professional musicians at its forthcoming performance of Haydn’s Creation.

Under the musical direction of Peter Brown, the audience are going to be treated to an evening of glorious music in the acoustics of St Paul’s Church in Alnwick.

Joining the 60-strong choir will be an small orchestra of 12 very talented professional instrumentalists from throughout the North East .

Three soloists will be travelling from all over the country to sing.

Tenor Paul Rendall, previously from Scottish Opera and Opera North and now back living in his home in Orkney, will be making this long journey.

Paul Gibson, bass, comes from Leeds and is a current member of the Opera North chorus. He has taken many solo roles with the company.

Claire Boulter, soprano, is returning to her hometown once again. She, too, has sung with Opera North and, now having had two children, is making her comeback into oratorio.

The Creation has been described as lovable and life affirming music.

It has been likened to a musical expression of the Big Bang, and as such, way ahead of its time.

The concert will take place at St Paul’s Church on Sunday, March 11, at 7.30pm.

Entry on the door is £12 and students free.

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