Vivaldi Chamber Choir Concert - Sun Dec 4th


In Search of Saint Nicholas

"In the dark, a robed figure reaches up and drops a parcel through a window.  The three purses of money in it give the three sisters in the house each a dowry and save them from a life of poverty – or worse."

Thus runs the best-known story of Nicholas, the fourth century bishop of Myra who is thereby established as a protector of children and giver of gifts.  Whether he is called Father Christmas, Sinterklaas, or Santa, the Byzantine bishop still plies his trade today.

Music and readings exploring the life and career of St. Nicholas, from Bishop of Myra to Santa Claus.

Choral works by Gallus, Guerrero, Matthias, Warlock, Zieleński and traditional Christmas favourites.

Reader: Matthew Lazin-Ryder of CBC’s “On the Coast”

Guest Accompanist: Elisabeth Jahren

Sunday December 4th, 3:30 pm at St Mary Magadalene Church, Mayne Island BC.

For further information contact Alan Ryder (250) 539-2673 or visit the Vivaldi Chamber Choir's web site http://www.vivaldichoir.org/

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