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The Yellow Springs Community Chorus and Yellow Springs Orchestra will perform Haydn's "The Creation" on Sunday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church. The chorus is shown here during a performance of "The Messiah" in December 2015.

The Yellow Springs Community Chorus and Yellow Springs Orchestra will perform Haydn's "The Creation" on Sunday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church. The chorus is shown here during a performance of "The Messiah" in December 2015.

Chorus, orchestra to present Haydn’s “The Creation”

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The Yellow Springs Community Chorus and Yellow Springs Orchestra will present the classic oratorio “The Creation,” on Sunday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

The event is the groups’ annual spring concert, which is also a fundraiser for Yellow Springs Community Music, an umbrella group that oversees the chorus, orchestra and Yellow Springs Community Band. However, the concert is donation only.

About 70 villagers and area residents will perform in the event, with half in the chorus and half in the orchestra. The soloists are Jennifer Gilchrist, soprano; Martin Bakari, tenor; and Mark Spencer, bass.The conductor is James Johnston.

“Haydn poured every aspect of his creative genius into “The Creation” and it continues to occupy an exalted spot in the choral reperatoire,” Johnston wrote in an email this week.

For a more extended story, see the April 28 issue of the Yellow Springs News.

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Chorus, orchestra to present Haydn’s “The Creation”

by Diane Chiddister