First performed over 200 years ago, the dramatic musical effects of Joseph Haydn’s oratorio The Creation still send shivers down the spines of listeners today. One of the most gripping moments is the musical telling of when the darkness and chaos of ancient earth is bathed in light for the first time.

Jakob Lehmann | conductor

Jakob Lehmann | conductor

Regular guest conductor and violinist – Berlin-based Jakob Lehmann – returns to conduct this epic tale with the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, Sydney Chamber Choir and four exceptional soloists. A cast of imaginary animals and birds will be brought to life in the music, and the help of archangels Gabriel (soprano), Uriel (tenor) and Raphael (bass), and introduce Adam (baritone) and Eve (soprano) will be enlisted along the way. The Creation was so popular when it was written, that it was performed over forty times in Haydn’s lifetime alone. Founding Artistic Director Richard Gill AO always wished to stage it, and the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is proud to bring this glorious work to life.

The Creation

Sunday 10 May 2020 |  3.00pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

Pre-concert talk | 2.15pm

Combine THE CREATION with VOYAGE OF MUSICAL DISCOVERY 2 – VOICES & INSTRUMENTS with guest ensemble Sydney Chamber Choir.

Tuesday 28 April 2020 | 6.30pm
Sunday 10 May 2020 | 3.00pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney



Australian Romantic &
Classical Orchestra

Jakob Lehmann, conductor

with Sydney Chamber Choir
Celeste Lazarenko, soprano
Lotte Betts-Dean, mezzo soprano
Andrew Goodwin, tenor
James Ioelu, bass-baritone


Joseph Haydn
Die Schöpfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2