Yesterday was the first of our Christmas 2021 concerts, performed by MfE’s youth groups – the Nottingham Strictly Strings, Nottingham Youth Band and East Midlands Youth String Orchestra.
The groups performed the pieces they have been working on this term to family and friends – ending with an ‘Instant Christmas Concert’ piece for wind band, which includes FOURTEEN tunes in just over TWO minutes! Well done to all our youth members for a fantastic event!
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Today, the 6th December, celebrates the day of St Nicholas – the patron saint of sailors, children, wolves and pawnbrokers.
Saint Nicholas was a Christian bishop of Greek descent, who was known for his great generosity and help he gave to the needy. After his death, the legend of his gift-giving grew. Saint Nicholas transformed into the legendary character called Santa Claus, who brings Christmas presents to children around the world.
The legend is he would leave presents in children’s shoes overnight, if they remembered to leave them outside their doors of course!
He became a bishop at the very young age of 30, and his anonymous gift giving grew from fulfilling his parents legacy, who were both devoted to serving the sick in fourth century Myra, now known as Turkey.
- To really help get you in the Christmas mood, here are 30 of the best Christmas carols, according to Classic FM – is yours in this list? https://api.classicfm.com/discover-music/occasions/christmas/nations-top-30-christmas-carols/
- MfE are performing some of these carols (with audience participation!) at their Christmas is Coming concert this coming Sunday, 12th December. Tickets are still available and social distancing measures will be in place – book here to choose your seats (click the link)
Have a good week!
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