Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria, is not a place you often hear about in the news. However, this year its most famous carol, ‘Silent Night’, has been used to reference the Christmas truce of 1914 and even to help Sainsbury’s shift some groceries!
‘Silent Night’ was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 and has been translated into 140 languages. It was originally written for choir and acoustic guitar as the church organ was not working.
I thought it would be a good piece for us to work on as a group. I’m thrilled that so many of you took up the offer to join in this project.