Join the Belfast Philharmonic Choir, Youth and Chamber Choirs and Phil Kids, as all levels of The Phil perform Britten’s moving Saint Nicolas. The cantata tells the legend of the 4th century Bishop of Myra, who would later become associated with gift-giving and Christmas, as well as the patron saint of children. It incorporates his miraculous birth, halting of dangerous tempests, and most dramatically his resurrection of three young children, in the piece’s powerful seventh movement.
The choirs have been learning their parts from home all through the autumn before a little festive magic (and the best of production engineering) will bring them together into a concert everyone can enjoy from their homes all over Northern Ireland and worldwide. The choirs are joined by Ross Scanlon singing the title role, a ensemble of Northern Irish musicians, and in the two congregational hymns are swelled by a community chorus to represent the strength and beauty of choral music.
The concert will go live at 7pm online on Saturday 19th December, but you can also rewatch later.
This concert is FREE for everyone. If you would usually watch one of our live concerts at this time of year, please consider making a donation to Belfast Philharmonic for the value of your ticket, to help us keep the Society running through this challenging season.
Date: Saturday 19th December – Saturday 2nd January
More information: www.belfastphilharmonic.org.uk/BPSSaintNicolas