Prairie Performances

The Creation

Portrait of Franz Josef Haydn

Franz Josef Haydn "Joseph Haydn" by Thomas Hardy (1757-circa 1805) - Unknown. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

The Creation, Joseph Haydn’s greatest contribution to the oratorio genre, is a work of vivid musical depictions and wondrous vocal lines.

This week on Prairie Performances at 7 pm on Friday on WILL-FM will feature the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra (CUSO) celebrating the beauty of nature to the fullest through Haydn’s lively genius. They are joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society for this performance from the fall of 2015.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony
Stephen Alltop, conductor

University of Illinois Oratorio Society
Andrew Megill, director of choral activities

Haydn | The Creation (10/24/15)

University of Illinois Oratorio Society
Ashley Nicole Johnson, soprano
William Hite, tenor
David Govertsen, bass baritone