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Master Chorale of Flagstaff and NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir

Edith Copley conductor

Franz Joseph Haydn – The Creation

The season’s finale is a celebration of the FSO’s 70th season, as well as a tribute to long-time Master Chorale conductor Edith Copley. Some 150 voices join for one monumental work, The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn. Inspired by Handel, this 1798 oratorio depicts the creation of the world as described in the Biblical books of Genesis and the Psalms and John Milton’s Paradise Lost. It is written in three parts, with soprano, tenor and bass soloists. The first part depicts the creation of light, heaven and earth, and the natural world. Animals, men and women are created in the second part. Finally, Adam and Eve are idyllically portrayed in the Garden of Eden.