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Saint Nicolas Cantata by Benjamin Britten

2:15pm 23rd April 2017 - 4:30pm 23rd April 2017

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Venue Name: Zenith Theatre
Venue Address: Chatswood
Event Type: NSW/ACT
Choir(s): Willoughby Symphony Choir

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Saint Nicolas Cantata by Benjamin Britten

The Cantata is based on the life of St Nicolas, a fourth century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra in Asia minor. He was known as a worker of wonders and is thought to be the model for the modern Santa Claus. The Cantata, written by Benjamin Britten in 1948, uses text by Eric Crozier, and was first performed in the same year at the Aldeburgh Festival. It tells the dramatic stories of the life of the saint, with each of the nine scenes describing a different episode in Nicolas’s life.

Also on the program:
Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus
Bruckner's Locus Iste
Mozart's Laudate Dominum

TENOR: Ryan O’Donnell

3pm Sunday 23 April 2017
Pre-concert talk at 2.15pm
Zenith Theatre, Chatswood

Tickets available via Ticketek
www.willoughbychoir.com.au


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