NSA’s Christmas Concert, “Saint Nicolas,” coming December 9
Have you ever known or had a pastor who was zealous for the word of God, a tender shepherd to his flock, beloved by the congregation; a man who gave of his time and resources freely and poured himself out for others in a Christ-like fashion? And have you ever known such a man whose reputation was tarnished with lies and falsehoods?
Nicolas of Myra of the fourth century was such a man. He was the kind of man and Church leader whom Scriptures call us to honor and to imitate. He served, shepherded, and protected his flock during one of the most tumultuous eras of Church history. He stood up for Christ at the council of Nicea and he suffered greatly and was imprisoned during the Diocletian Persecution.
Centuries after his death tales surrounding him morphed into legends. New stories were invented with miracles abounding. People twisted a faithful honoring into idolatry and heresy. After centuries of such lies and falsehoods the honor and reputation of this saint of God needs to be defended.
Come and hear music written about St. Nicolas this Saturday, December 9th at 7pm at the UI Administration Auditorium. Come listen to many of the things that have been said and sung about this faithful saint who rests from his labors. Come as we endeavor to better discern the true man behind the legends.
The evening’s program features Benjamin Britten’s cantata, “Saint Nicolas,” and includes additional works celebrating the life and legend of Saint Nicolas. The concert will be conducted by Dr. David Erb and performed by the choirs of New Saint Andrews College, the Chenaniah Children’s Choir of Schola Cantorum, and tenor Cody Laun as Nicolas, as well as guest musicians from both the college and the community.
• When: Saturday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.
• Where: University of Idaho’s Administration Auditorium
• Admission: FREE (Donations accepted.)
Please do join us for an evening of glorious and festive music!