Saint Nicolas

St. James Choir presents Saint Nicolas by Benjamin Britten
 
During the traditional worship services on May 19th, the St. James Chancel choir will present Benjamin Britten’s cantata Saint Nicolas. This work chronicles the life and adventures of the Christian figure who is known worldwide as Santa Clause. To be sure, this is not a Christmas work! The music and lyrics tell the story of Nicolas’ devotion to Christianity and his love and devotion to the poor and oppressed. It is a story for all those who profess the Christian faith — a story of a life devoted to acts of service, generosity, and love.
 
The cantata will be presented with Chamber Orchestra at the 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. services on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
 
Here is a recording of the cantata: