Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicolas: April 21, 2013
What a pleasure it always is to work with Paul Merritt, Director of Music at First-St. Andrew’s United Church Choir in London, ON. His music program there is really excellent. His choir is large, loyal and exuberant, and has always been! It was also a pleasure to work with the Amabile Youth Singers (Brenda Zadorsky, Artistic Director), and the professional orchestra which Paul had assembled. Saint Nicolas is a unique masterpiece in the way Britten met church choir, children’s choir, tenor and orchestra in such a profoundly dramatic way.