Benjamin Britten’s St. Nicolas


Sunday, November 17, 2013, 4:00pm

See also: Choir Concerts


The Sanctuary of the Memorial Church

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, one of the foremost composers of church music in the twentieth century, the Harvard University Choir presents his dramatic cantata St. Nicolas. Based on the life and legacy of the fourth century Bishop of Myra, Britten’s wide-ranging score is filled with inventive orchestration, vivid solo writing, and engaging choruses. The title role will be portrayed by Frank Kelley, one of Boston's most celebrated singers and the voice teacher to many Harvard University Choir members; he will be joined by members of Harvard's River Charles Ensemble, and trebles from St. Paul's Church, Harvard Square, for this thrilling presentation.