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On Christmas Eve in 1818, in the Austrian town of Oberndorf, one of the most celebrated Christmas carols of all-time was composed. 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 rapidly wrote a work for the remaining instruments - guitar and voice.

The work they performed was Stille Nacht, 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 sublime soprano or the warm sound of Baroque trumpets and sackbutts heralding a bright and very Brandenburg beginning to Christmas.

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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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  • Filled with timeless carols including O Come All Ye FaithfulStille Nacht and many musical surprises. 
  • Paul Dyer AO
    Artistic Director, Conductor

    Australia Brandenburg Orchestra

    Brandenburg Choir