Saturday March 9th 2013, 7:00 p.m
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Nottingham High School 500th Anniversary Concert
Guest Conductor: Nicholas McGegan OBE, Soloists: Elisabeth Meister, Nicholas Sharratt & William Burn
Haydn: The Creation
Nottingham welcomes home internationally renowned conductor, Nicholas McGegan OBE, to direct a performance of Haydn's sparkling masterpiece. Haydn was inspired to write the work after hearing the oratorios of Handel on his visits to London. It was an instant success at its premiere in 1798 and featured an orchestra of over 120 players - one of his largest instrumental ensembles. This gala concert is part of Nottingham High School's 500th anniversary celebrations and features choirs from the school and from St Mary's Church.
Play the clip below for a sneak preview of rehearsals for the Gala Concert on 9th March 2013, with international conductor and Old Nottinghamian, Nic McGegan.