Noël! Noël!, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s popular annual Christmas concert series returns with Artistic Director Paul Dyer’s special guest, adding a unique flavour that makes each year’s concert a new and memorable experience for the families and friends who attend the concerts.
For 2017, he found that ‘something special’ when he attended the opening night of My Fair Lady, directed by Dame Julie Andrews and heard tenor Joel Parnis singing the role of Freddy. “I was captivated by his commanding stage presence, incredibly beautiful tone and ability to draw the audience in with each word. I knew by interval that I needed to sign him up for Noël! Noël!” says Paul.
In addition to carols and Christmas songs like O Holy Night, Silent Night and Once in Royal David’s City, Joel will sing a new arrangement of Bring Him Home from Les Miserablés, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and a new and irreverent version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. “We’ve got naughty and nice in 2017,” jokes Paul.
Another highlight in 2017 will be a beautiful choral work written by Alexandre Desplat for the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. My Love is Always Here can be heard in the background during a scene in the Godric’s Hollow graveyard. “The song was only ever released as a bonus track on a limited edition collector’s box set. It’s a rarity and this will be an absolute treat for all the Harry Potter fans,” says Paul.
City Recital Hall: Wed 13 Dec at 5PM & 7PM/ Sat 16 Dec at 5PM & 7PM
Paddington, St Francis of Assisi Church, Mon 11 Dec at 7PM, Tues 12 Dec at 7PM
Parramatta, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Mon 18 Dec at 7:30PM
Mosman St Clement’s Anglican Church, Tues 19 Dec at 7PM
Newtown St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Wed 20 Dec at 7PM
Wollongong St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Thurs 14 Dec at 7PM
Click here to book or call Ph 1300 782 856 / (02) 9328 7581