Gordon in the News: last updated 10/20/2006

Haydn's Oratorio, The Creation, to Be Performed at Gordon College

Office of College Communications

WENHAM, MA-As its premier musical event of the season the Department of Music at Gordon College will present The Creation, Franz Josef Haydn's most joyous and inspired oratorio, on Sunday, April 30, at 3:00 p.m. in the A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel. A free pre-concert lecture on the history of Haydn's works including The Creation will also be offered at 2:00 p.m. in the Phillips Recital Hall, given by Gordon musicologist Kirsten Helgeland.

One of the true masterpieces of the choral repertory-and ranked as one of Haydn's greatest achievements-The Creation recounts the events of the Scriptural account found in the Book of Genesis, augmented by episodes from Milton's Paradise Lost. The performance will feature the Gordon Symphony Orchestra, the Gordon College Choir and Symphonic Chorale, and will include soloists Susan Brooks, soprano; Wesley Lawrence, tenor; and Craig Hart, bass.

To purchase tickets visit www.gordon.edu or call 978.867.3400. $16 for adults and $13 for seniors and children under the age of 12. Limited quantities available at the door. Pre-concert lecture is free and open to the public.


Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.