Updates for Britten Saint Nicolas: A film celebrating live and virtual music making

What's Next?

Dear supporters and donors

Huge thanks from all of us here at Chiltern Arts and on the Saint Nicolas Team for your generous contributions to the crowdfunding campaign.

Just four days left!

With just four days left to get closer to our target on this project, we really need your help to spread the word and raise as much as we can, to help us bring Saint Nicolas to you and to choirs and orchestras across the country in time for Christmas.

Thank you so much for all your support – please spread the word, and help us raise as much as possible in the remaining time! 


ACE Grant Awarded

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to the Arts Council for this project. However, this grant alone will not allow us to go ahead with the project so we still need your help to make this happen. 

Thank you so much for all your support so far. With just 6 days to go, we ask that you please share the project with your like-minded friends to help us raise us much as possible in the next week to be able to bring Saint Nicolas into people's lives this Christmas. 

A trip to Snape and Aldeburgh

Earlier this month, director Bill Barclay, photographer Matthew Johnson and I (executive producer Naomi Taylor) ventured to the Suffolk Coast to explore Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh and to look at how each of the potential venues might feature in the film. 

We visited the iconic concert hall at Snape first – a vast space with enormous potential. The bare brick walls and unvarnished wooden stage have a refreshing and inspiring simplicity about them – a blank canvas for whatever one's imagination may offer.