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Kluxen – Haydn’s The Creation

16 March 2025 @ 2:30 pm

“In the beginning…” Drawing on biblical texts from Genesis and the Psalms, as well as John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, Haydn moulded his gloriously tuneful and optimistic oratorio The Creation. Out of the chaos of darkness emerges light, heaven and earth, plants, animals, and humankind. Sung in English by a stellar cast of soloists and choristers, this milestone musical work from the Age of Enlightenment continues to enthral audiences, as joyful and life-affirming as a walk in a garden.

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Sundays at the Royal Series underwritten by Jill Gibson
Concert underwritten by Jade Gan
Christian Kluxen underwritten by Sandra Lackenbauer
Amanda Forsythe underwritten by Dr. M. Nickason
Vox Humana underwritten by Julie & Harry Swain

Christian Kluxen, conductor

Now in his eighth season as Music Director of the Victoria Symphony in Canada, Christian Kluxen is also in his second season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland, following a five-year tenure as Chief Conductor of the Arctic Philharmonic in Norway.

Kluxen has been described in the press as “a dynamic, charismatic figure” who “forms the music with an impressive vertical power of emotion and a focus on the grand form”, conducting “with exemplary clarity and a heavenly warmth”. He is recognized for his sincere and transparent leadership, innovative programming and his bold, imaginative and energetic interpretations, showcased both in his MD and guest work.

Alongside his many and varied commitments with the Victoria Symphony and Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, recent and forthcoming guest engagements include Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Pacific Symphony, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Odense Symphony, and Norrköping Symphony. A fruitful and inspiring relationship with the Arctic Philharmonic, whom Kluxen led for five years as Chief Conductor, resulted in numerous exhilarating performances of a wide variety of repertoire, as well as several acclaimed recordings.



Program notes to come.

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732—1809)
Die Schöpfung (The Creation)
Part 1 The representation of Chaos
The First Day
The Second Day
The Third Day
The Fourth Day
Part II The Fifth Day
The Sixth Day
Part III Adam and Eve in Eden


Haydn: The Creation | Nederlands Kamerkoor, Concerto D’Amsterdam & Klaas Stock


16 March 2025
starts at 2:30 pm


Victoria Symphony


Royal Theatre
805 Broughton St + Google Map

Concert Programme

  • Haydn
    The Creation