Filled with timeless carols includingO Come All Ye Faithful, Stille Nacht and many musical surprises.
Concert duration approximately 75 minutes, with no interval. Please note concert duration is approximate only and subject to change.
Paul Dyer Conductor
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
On Christmas Eve in 1818, in the Austrian village of Obendorf, one of
the most celebrated Christmas carols was written. In the church of St
Nicholas, preparation for the midnight mass had been thrown into chaos
with the discovery that the church organ had broken. Faced with the
possibility of a silent night, the parish priest and the organist
hurriedly wrote a work for the remaining instruments - guitar and voice.
The work they performed was Stille Nacht, now better known as Silent Night, which has since been translated into over three hundred languages around the world.
Along with a serene performance of Stille Nacht by the
Brandenburg Choir, you may hear a rare medieval hymn, a single pure
soprano or the warm sound of natural trumpets and sackbuts heralding a
bright and very Brandenburg beginning to Christmas.