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December 2020

Sat 12 

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

City Recital Hall


December 2020

Sat 05 

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, AU,


Gather your family and friends together this Christmas and spend a joyous evening sharing rare carols, medieval hymns and a cheeky musical surprise.

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
Brandenburg Choir

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.