Noël! Noël! the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s annual Christmas concert is in its 15th year. The series has become a seasonal fixture with concerts in churches and concert halls in and around Sydney, as well as in Wollongong.
“In Noël! Noël! we blend the ancient with the modern in our arrangements and also instrumentally,” says Artistic Director Paul Dyer. Each Noël! Noël! has a unique theme and this year, Dyer has drawn his inspiration from Celtic traditions. His 2013 programme will include “stunningly beautiful hymns of the 16th century, a Welsh lullaby, Irish melodies, Scottish Ayres and a song by Secret Garden. The Medieval cornetto will sound alongside the modern saxophone; the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will perform alongside the Australian Brandenburg Choir. Paul Dyer will direct the concert from the harpsichord.
As is often the case, this year’s soloist is drawn from within the ranks of the choir. For 22 year old counter-tenor Maximilian Riebl, it is his 7th season with the ensemble. Born in Melbourne, Max has lived in Vienna where he undertook vocal training at the Vienna Music School. He is presently performing in the Belvoir Street production of Hamlet with Robyn Nevin and Toby Schmitz.
Wesley (arr. Chance) Hereford (O Thou who Camest from Above)
Gibbons Hosanna to the Son of David
Farrant Lord for thy tender mercy’s sake
Traditional When She Came Ben She Bobbed/ Gilliam Callum
Matteis Ciaconna/Ground after the Scotch Humour
Anonymous The Wexford Carol
Arlen/Harburg (arr. Dyer/Chance) Over the Rainbow
Traditional Welsh (arr. Thomas) Suo Gân
Traditional Irish. (arr. Leonard) Is Fada Liom Uaim Í
Anonymous/Holst (arr. Chance) My Dancing Day
Javits/Springer (arr. Thomas) Santa Baby
Berlin (arr. Rathbone) White Christmas
Gruber/Mohr Stille Nacht (Silent Night)
Wade (arr. Willcocks) O Come All Ye Faithful
Loveland/Graham Raise Your Voices
Bookings and tickets:
Brandenburg Box Office (02) 9328 7581 or book online at www.brandenburg.com.au
All church concerts are General Admission.
Mon 9 Dec PARRAMATTA St Patrick’s Cathedral 7.30pm/Adult $68 / Under 30 $45 booking fees may apply
Tue 10 Dec CREMORNE St Peter’s Anglican Church 7.00pm/ Adult $78 / Under 30 $60 booking fees may apply
Wed 11 Dec WOLLONGONG St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral 7.00pm/Adult $58 / Under 30 $34 booking fees may apply
Fri 13 Dec NEWTOWN St Stephen’s Anglican Church 7.00pm/ Adult $68 / Under 30 $45 booking fees may apply
Mon 16 Dec PADDINGTON St Francis of Assisi 7.00pm/Adult $78 / Under 30 $60 booking fees may apply
Tue 17 Dec PADDINGTON St Francis of Assisi 7.00pm/ Adult $78 / Under 30 $60 booking fees may apply
Read our review of A Brandenburg Christmas: http://soundslikesydney.com.au/reviews/a-brandenburg-christmas-the-cd/9978.html