Published on January 24, 2019

JONATHAN COHEN CONDUCTS HAYDN’S THE CREATION
A FIRST FOR LES VIOLONS DU ROY AND LA CHAPELLE DE QUÉBEC

Quebec City, January 24, 2019 – Les Violons du Roy music director Jonathan Cohen is excited to be teaming up with La Chapelle de Québec to present one of the greatest masterpieces of the 18th century, Haydn’s The Creation. In a first for the orchestra and the choir, Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec join with acclaimed soloists to perform the oratorio under the maestro’s baton on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 27 at 8 p.m., Salle Raoul-Jobin at Palais Montcalm – Maison de la musique in Quebec City
Thursday, February 28 at 8 p.m., Salle Raoul-Jobin at Palais Montcalm – Maison de la musique in Quebec City
Sunday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal

Three internationally renowned soloists will lend their voices to the piece: soprano Anna Lucia Richter, tenor Allan Clayton, and baritone Thomas E. Bauer. Together the musicians will bring to life this deeply imaginative work illustrating the creation of the world through sound. The three-part oratorio opens with a depiction of chaos. The second part describes the creation of all life on Earth, while the third celebrates the joy of existence.

Jonathan Cohen has conducted a number of concerts featuring choral works this season, including Handel’s Theodora in London, Handel’s Messiah in New York, and Bach’s Mass in B Minor in Hong Kong. Now he is pleased to share Haydn’s The Creation oratorio with Quebec audiences. With Maestro Cohen’s unparalleled experience as a conductor and the extensive work on Haydn’s music by both Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec over the past 20 years, this promises to be an unforgettable performance.

Tickets are available from the box office at Palais Montcalm – Maison de la musique at 418-641-6040 (toll free at 1-877-641-6040) and Place des Arts at 514-842-2112 (toll free at 1-866-842-2112).

Jonathan Cohen et La Création de Haydn is presented by Radio-Canada, Énergir and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
Les Violons du Roy’s Quebec City season is presented by Hydro-Québec.
Les Violons du Roy’s Montreal season is presented by La Capitale Insurance and Financial Group.
Les Violons du Roy would like to thank Auberge Saint-Antoine, Jonathan Cohen’s official hotel in Quebec City.
Les Violons du Roy would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and Ville de Québec for their support.

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Information and interviews:
Noora Heiskanen | Communications Coordinator| Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec
Tel. 418-692-3026, ext. 230 | Email: nheiskanen@violonsduroy.com