Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Saint Nicolas

Looking forward to the Choir's next concert in November we are staying with 20th century music, this time Benjamin Britten's Saint Nicolas.

The Cantata, Saint Nicolas, composed in 1948, presents legendary incidents in the life of Nicolas, patron saint of children, seamen, and travelers. The part of Nicolas is sung by the solo tenor, while the choir, transforming themselves into various contrasting characters during the drama, relate the adventures and tie the story together with prayers and praise.

The Choir is delighted to welcome back tenor David Hamilton for this performance.

Read more about Saint Nicolas the music and the Saint himself at

Here's a small sound byte from the Cantata:

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