Saturday 15 December 2018
St John the Evangelist Church, CB2 8RN
New Cambridge Singers’ Christmas concert features two highly imaginative works of the 20th Century.
Benjamin Britten’s classic A Ceremony of Carols is paired with a semi-staged performance of the lesser known one-act opera Amahl and the Night Visitors – the first ever written for television – by Gian Carlo Menotti.
In his native Italy, the role of Santa Claus is taken by the Three Kings who bring gifts to the children. His childhood love of these characters is the basis for his inspiration, and the opera has become his best-known work.
New Cambridge Singers
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
With Sinfonia of Cambridge and the Sylvia Armit School of Dance
1 hour 45 minutes