Sydney Chamber Choir: Saint Nicolas - Completed
at The Great Hall, University of Sydney
Sunday, 23 July 2017 from 3:00 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) + Add to calendar23/07/2017 15:0023/07/2017 15:00Australia/SydneySydney Chamber Choir: Saint NicolasSydney Chamber Choir: Saint Nicolas Sunday, 23 July 2017 from 3:00 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser Stephen Bydder 1300 661 738 email@example.com Address The Great Hall, University of Sydney Science Road Camperdown Sydney 2006 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/45795The Great Hall, University of Sydney
Camperdown Sydney 2006
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A journey across time: from the sublime, soaring melodies of the 12th-century abbess and mystic Hildegard von Bingen, to the sunshine of J.S. Bach’s motet 'Be Not Afraid' (Fürchte dich nicht), and on to Benjamin Britten’s enchanting cantata Saint Nicolas:
Nicolas was the original Santa Claus, but this is no story of fat men in white-trimmed red suits! The saint’s gifts were of a different order altogether: calming the crashing seas to save a boat from shipwreck, feeding a starving crowd with a single sack of corn, and bringing back to life three murdered boys whose pickled flesh was about to be served up as dinner!
Britten tells this larger-than-life tale of miracles and legends in music bright with colour, bold in vision, and full of wonder and joy.
Hildegard von Bingen – Selections from Canticles of Ecstasy
Bach – Motet: Fürchte dich nicht
Buxtehude – Magnificat
Britten – Saint Nicolas
Richard Butler Tenor
Richard Gill Conductor
Sydney Chamber Choir
Santa Sabina Chamber Choir
NSW Public Schools Singers and Percussion Ensemble
Pre-concert talk commences at 2.30pm.