About the Event
Since its establishment in 1212 by the Augustinian canons, the esteemed St. Thomas Choir in Leipzig has been a witness to numerous social changes and upheavals, solidifying its position as one of the oldest choirs in the world. However, its most transformative period came under the direction of the legendary Johann Sebastian Bach, who served as cantor of St. Thomas for 27 years. Bach's legacy left an indelible mark on the Thomanerchor Leipzig, shaping its history and musical prowess.
Under the baton of Thomaskantor Andreas Reize, the Thomanerchor Leipzig, along with renowned soloists and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, will unite in the Philharmonie to present Haydn's magnificent oratorio, "The Creation." This five‐movement masterpiece serves as a resplendent hymn of praise to the Earth's creation, as described in the first chapter of the Book of Genesis. Through its musical journey, "The Creation" reflects the sheer exuberance and unclouded joy of life prevalent during its composition, as well as an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the extraordinary planet we inhabit.
- Franz Joseph Haydn – The Creation, Hob. XXI:2
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The Leipzig Gewandhausorchester is a German orchestra based in Leipzig, Germany. It is named after the concert hall in which it is based, the Gewandhaus.