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Regent Theatre - Renaissance Singers - A New Creation

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Regent Theatre - Renaissance Singers - A New Creation

Renaissance Singers - A New Creation

The Renaissance Singers of Palmerston North in collaboration with The Schola Sacra of Whanganui (music director - Roy Tankersley) and the Manawatu Sinfonia jointly present an historic world premiere of The Hymn of Adam and Eve, an 1802 work by English composer Samuel Arnold. Arnold completed The Hymn of Adam and Eve months before he died and planned performances were cancelled. The work has yet to receive a performance anywhere in the world.

The Hymn of Adam and Eve seems to have been conceived as a blending of inspirations from Handel's Messiah and Haydn's The Creation as well as meeting the challenge of setting part of Milton's Paradise Lost.

The Palmerston North concert will begin with a first "half" of Haydn Creation Part Three, which is concerned with Adam and Eve. The second "half" will be Arnold's The Hymn of Adam and Eve. There is a common theme of Adam and Eve in both works, and both have similar styles (the Arnold paying homage to the Haydn). The concert will have the distinction of a world premiere of an early nineteenth century oratorio prepared by a Palmerston North recognised leading musicologist.

The viability of the project has depended on engaging the services of a New Zealand coloratura soprano who would be prepared to learn the demanding and lengthy role of Eve for perhaps just a single performance. One of the very few singers in the country who is capable of singing the role, Pasquale Orchard, has been secured. Pasquale will be furthering her career in England following the performance. The role of Adam needs to be similarly youthful, and Lindsay Yeo of Palmerston North will take the role. Guy Donaldson will be the conductor of the concert.

Admission:
Adult $35
Child $25
Senior $25
Student $25

For more information, contact the Regent Box office (06) 3502100 or purchase online

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