The Creation with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra


29 April 2023

29 April 2023
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street

29 April @ 7.30pm

Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ
01865 277299
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The Creation with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

About The Creation with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Haydn The Creation

Mhairi Lawson soprano
Thomas Elwin tenor
Jonathan Brown bass
The Choir of Merton College
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

In 1791, Joseph Haydn was overwhelmed by a performance of Handel’s Messiah in London. As he prepared to return home, Haydn was slipped a libretto on the subject of the creation of the universe originally conceived for Handel.

When The Creation was first performed seven years later, Haydn was overcome yet again – this time by his own achievements. In representing chaos and the creation of light, the oratorio’s elemental inspiration transcends the boundaries of its era.

In the building where Haydn received his Oxford doctorate, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by soloists and the Choir of Merton College for Haydn’s most inspired ‘creation’.


£15.00 – £48.00 (Student from £5.00)

Book tickets via the event website or call Oxford Philharmonic‘s Box Office on 01865 980980 (Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm).

Please see important ticketing information below.

Ticketing information

Full price – £15.00, £28.00, £38.00, £48.00
Student price – from £5.00

140 minutes, including an interval of 20 minutes.

Doors open at 7.00pm in readiness for a 7:30pm concert start.

Age guidance:
Suitable for ages 6+


01865 980980

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