Filter by
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Noël Noël


Saturday 12 December from 5pm to 6:15pm Saturday 12 December from 7:30pm to 8:45pm Wednesday 16 December from 5pm to 6:15pm Wednesday 16 December from 7:30pm to 8:45pm


Starting from: $30

On Christmas Eve in 1818, in the Austrian village of Obendorf, 1 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, 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.



Related events

Ayres & Graces

Ayres & Graces

The Brandenburg musicians return to the stage in a sparkling series of live and digital performances
Sarah Blasko

Sarah Blasko

Part concert, part conversation, Sarah Blasko invites you into her creative process
21 Nov 2020
A Little Lunch Music: 1984! The Musical!

A Little Lunch Music: 1984! The Musical!

Tap-dancing in torture chambers and rats with razzle-dazzle, 1984! The Musical! has it all!
24 Nov 2020
Tim Freedman

Tim Freedman

Tim Freedman brings a rare solo performance to Sydney to launch The Whitlams' new single "Ballad of Bertie Kidd".
25 Nov 2020
Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Guy Noble

Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Guy Noble

Acclaimed baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes joins pianist and conductor Guy Noble for a concert of favourite arias and songs.
23 Jan 2021