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Please note that this concert series has been temporarily taken off sale while we wait for further advice from the government on COVID-safe regulations at City Recital Hall.

2020 Noël! Noël! is still going ahead and we hope to be in contact with you in the coming weeks with more information. If you are a current ticketholder for this concert, we thank you for your patience. If you are looking to purchase tickets, the series should be on sale soon - please check back in on this page for further updates.

On Christmas Eve in 1818, in the Austrian village of Obendorf, one of the most celebrated Christmas carols was written. In the church of St Nicholas, preparation for the midnight mass had been thrown into chaos with the discovery that the church organ had broken. Faced with the possibility of a silent night, the parish priest and the organist hurriedly wrote a work for the remaining instruments, guitar and voice.

The work they performed was Stille Nacht, which is now better known as Silent Night, which has since been translated into over three hundred languages around the world.

Along with a serene performance of Stille Nacht by the Brandenburg Choir, you may hear a rare medieval hymn, a single pure soprano or the warm sound of natural trumpets and sackbuts heralding a bright and very Brandenburg beginning to Christmas.


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As a COVID-19 tracing protocol, we will require all patrons who enter the venue to check in via QR code through the Service NSW App at the entrance. Before you visit the venue, please download the Service NSW App to ensure your arrival at the venue is as smooth as possible:

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Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell. If you have tickets and are no longer able to attend:

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Details correct at time of publication.

  • Filled with timeless carols including O Come All Ye Faithful, Stille Nacht and many musical surprises.

  • Conductor
    Paul Dyer
    Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
    Brandenburg Choir