Britten - St Nicolas Cantata & Bach - Cantata 140 'Sleepers Awake'

This autumn South Devon Choir will be performing two very contrasting pieces of music and at a new venue for us.

The concert takes place on Saturday 25 November and will start at the earlier time of 7pm at St Matthias' Church, Babbacombe Road, Wellswood, Torquay and the concert will be followed by a Finger Buffet in the Church Hall.

We will be singing a very contemporary piece by Benjamin Britten, The St Nicolas Cantata, and will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra.   The Cantata tells story of St Nicolas, the saint who we celebrate as Santa Claus, Father Christmas or in the poem  'The Night Before Christmas'  St Nick.  The life story of St Nicolas is set to music by Britten describes his trials, tribulations and the miracle he performed when he restored 'The Pickled Boys' to life.  Our 'Pickled Boys' will be boy choristers from Exeter Cathedral and our soloists will be Elinor Chapman (Soprano), Nick Hawker (Tenor) and Julian Rippon (Bass).

We are also performing the lovely Bach Cantata No. 140, 'Sleepers Awake" which will be very familiar to one and all.

To round the evening off we will assemble in the Church Hall for a sociable evening and a Finger Buffet and we do hope you will join us.  We look forward to meeting you after the concert.

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