Haydn’s “Schöpfungsmesse”: Colby Symphony Orchestra directed by Jinwook Park and Colby College Chorale and Colby Kennebec Choral Society directed by Eric Christopher Perry will be hosted by Colby College.
In the final concerts of the season, these ensembles present Haydn’s Mass No. 13 in B-flat Major, “Schöpfungsmesse,” also known as “Creation Mass.” Not to be confused with Haydn’s most famous oratorio, “The Creation,” this exuberant mass setting is a masterpiece in its own right. Also on the program are Bizet’s L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2 and the winner of the annual student concerto competition.