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Haydn’s Creation

1st of May 2011

Late in life Franz Josef Haydn composed his oratorio The Creation and for over 200
years this marvellous work has enthralled audiences the world over. On 12 March
Chipperfield Choral Society performed the work in St John’s Church in Boxmoor, a
church filled to capacity. Musical Director of the society, Delia Meehan, conducted
the choir in a superb performance with a fine balanced orchestra put together for the
occasion.
Jorge Navarro-Colorado, tenor, Alex Ashworth, baritone, and Nazan Fikret, soprano,
all gave exceptionally clear renderings of the many solo movements. Chipperfield’s
young soprano, Rosie Clifford, joined the three guest soloists in the final movement.
A wonderful performance thoroughly enjoyed by all who were fortunate to attend.
Terry Simmonds

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