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SA Choral Society presents Britten, Saint Nicolas

Location: Texas, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
ONLY PERFORMANCE:
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3:00pm, Our Lady of the Atonement, 15415 Red Robin Road, San Antonio, TX 78255
 
Rediscover your childhood wonder and awe with the legend of Santa Claus in this dramatic cantata depicting the faith, miracles, and enduring legacy of Nicolas, 4th-century bishop of Myra in Asia Minor and patron saint of children.  Celebrating the 100th anniversary year of Benjamin Britten (b. 1913), this performance will feature his heartwarming masterwork Saint Nicolas along with seasonal favorites.
 
Now in its 49th Anniversary Concert Season, The San Antonio Choral Society, led by Jennifer Seighman, Artistic Director and Dr. N. Seth Nelson, Accompanist, is an 80-member mixed voice choir of volunteer singers.
 
Tickets cost $15 - General Admission; $12 - Seniors, TPR Members, A.D. Military; Students with Student ID are FREE. For further information on group rates for seniors, students, and other groups, call 210-228-4147 (leave a message) or visit http://sachoralsociety.org. Donations appreciated.
 
PROGRAM:
 
Saint Nicolas, Op. 42 (1948) - Benjamin Britten 1913 - 1976
  I. Introduction
  II. The birth of Nicolas
  III. Nicolas devotes himself to God
  IV. He journeys to Palestine
  V. Nicolas comes to Myra and is chosen bishop
  VI. Nicolas from prison
  VII. Nicolas and the pickled boys
  VIII. His piety and marvellous works
  IX. The death of Nicolas
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen - Traditional English - arr. Willcocks
What Child is This? - Traditional English
I Saw Three Ships - Traditional English - arr. Curry
The Holly and the Ivy - Traditional English
The Twelve Days of Christmas - Traditional English
O Come, All Ye Faithful - 18th c. anonymous - arr. Willcocks
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