Choir celebrates spring with Creation

The Chamber Choir here is celebrating the be­ginning of spring with a per­formance of Haydn’s oratorio, The Creation, at the River Run Centre on March 29 at 8pm. 
“Written towards the end of his career when Haydn was at the height of his creative geni­us, The Creation is an epic work that recounts the Biblical creation story, followed by love duets of Adam and Eve, based on Milton’s Paradise Lost,” said Gerald Neufeld, direc­tor of the Guelph Chamber Choir. 
“What better time than the beginning of the spring season to wonder at the splendour of Earth’s creation.”
The choir is joined by the Musica Viva orchestra and three guest soloists, who are known to Guelph audiences from previous appearances with the choir.
At the talk before the con­cert (at 6:45pm), audiences will be treated to a presentation by nationally known writer Thom­as King, a professor at the University of Guelph.
King is known by many for his popular series for CBC Radio entitled The Dead Dog Café Comedy Hour. He will read an account of Native cre­ation myths from his 2005 book The Truth about Stories: a Native Narrative.
Tickets for The Creation are $30, $10 for students, $5 for eyeGO: call or 1-877-520-2408.
For more information on the Guelph Chamber Choir call 519 836-5103 or visit www.­