On Friday, June 25, 2010, John Nelson conducted the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and the Netherlands Radio Choir to perform Joseph Haydn’s oratorio “The Creation” from Grote Kerk, a medieval church built between 1340 -1440 and survived many wars.
Grote Kerk, one of the oldest and famous churches in the Netherlands. The oak-barrel vault ceiling was painted with scenes from the Bible, a masterpiece that make the church famous.
The church is located in the center of Naarden, the ancient capital of Holland and one of the remaining fortress towns in the Netherlands. The town is surrounded with moats in five-star shape that is easily seen from the air. Naarden is about thirty minutes from Amsterdam.
The church’s acoustics structure produces clear and beautiful sounds.
This performance is available on DVD from Soli Deo Gloria,
Here is a YouTube video clip of the DVD trailer