“But the work really popped with the entrance of the Singers in the ‘Ode to Joy’ finale. At that point there were about 200 musicians making a glorious noise on the Vets stage”
Channing Gray
Providence Journal
8 May 2016
(Beethoven’s Ninth)


Franz Josef Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn

The Providence Singers
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

The Creation

Betsy Burleigh  Artistic Director
David MacKenzie  Music Director
Teresa Wakim Soprano  |  Matthew Anderson Tenor  |  Paul Guttry Bass

4:30 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2013
Temple Emanu-El   Providence, Rhode Island

Also performed 8 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013
Zeiterion Theatre   New Bedford, Massachusetts

Franz Joseph Haydn

The Creation  (1798)
Part I: Darkness and Light, Land and Sea, Stars and Firmament
Part II: Birds of the Air, Fish of the Sea, Animals and Mankind
Part III: Adam and Eve Explore the New Created World

The texts (performed in English)
Program notes on The Creation
Notes on Creation in the 21st Century  by Kenneth Miller
Opera’s loss, oratorio’s gain  by David Parker