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“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.”
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Evensong Concert Series 2014-2015.
All concerts are at 4:00pm after Evensong Service ( unless otherwise noted).
Concert is free. Donations appreciated but not required
Saint Paul’s Music Guild
1444 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Oregon 97302
“St. Nicolas” A cantata by Benjamin Britten.
Sunday, December 6 4:00 pm
The feast of St. Nicholas falls on December 6th each year. Since the feast day falls on a Sunday in 2015, the St. Paul’s Music Guild as elected to present Benjamin Britten’s oratorio, “St. Nicolas”. The piece, written in 1948 is scored for children’s choir, high school treble choir and adult choir along with an orchestra of strings, percussion, piano and organ. St Paul’s Advent choir, Grace Notes and Trinity choir will be featured. Soloist David Vanderwal, who is a member of the St. Thomas choir in New York City will play the part of Nicolas.
This oratorio documents the life of St. Nicolas, Bishop of Myrain the fourth century. He was one of the bishops summoned to attend the first great church council at Nicea. Most legend of Nicolas are concerned with the poor and oppressed, and with the power of appearing from the great distances to rescue those who called on him.
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