Saint Nicolas by Benjamin Britten: Willoughby Symphony Choir

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Date: 23/04/2017

Starting at: 3:00 PM

Venue: Zenith Theatre (McIntosh Street, Chatswood, NSW, 2067)

Event summary:

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


  • Ryan O’Donnell, Tenor

Pre-concert talk at 2.15pm

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