‘The Creation’ set for Cathedral Concert Series

Sandra ClarkArts 865, Feature

Knoxville Handel Society will perform “The Creation” by Franz Joseph Haydn at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 711 S. Northshore Drive. The Cathedral was dedicated March 3 by Bishop Richard F. Stika and others. This is the first community arts organization to perform in the 2018 Cathedral Concert Series.

According to promotional material, “The Creation” is the highly esteemed oratorio depicting the creation of the world, based on the biblical account of creation and John Milton’s poem “Paradise Lost.”

The Handel Society’s performance will be sung in English and somewhat abbreviated. The choir will be enhanced by 30-piece orchestra and professional soloists: Jami Rogers-Anderson, soprano; Michael Bundon, tenor; and Andrew Wentzel, bass. Wendell Boertje will conduct.

Tickets for “The Creation are available here or by calling 865-656-4444. Tickets are $20 with groups of four or more for $15 each; college students, $10; and K-12 students no charge.

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