This month, tenor Nicholas Mulroy returned to Australia to reprise his role of the Evangelist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
An experienced and highly sought-after Evangelist, Nicholas was described as “a cogent story-teller, with a radiant sound that just gets more ravishing as it gets higher […] It is hard to imagine anyone singing it better” (Sydney Morning Herald) in his last Christmas Oratorio tour with the ACO in 2013.
The tour began with two performances at the Arts Centre Melbourne, where Limelight Magazine described him as an “Evangelist par excellence”, and continued to the concert hall at Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane. The penultimate stop was the Canberra Llewellyn Hall, after which the tour came to a close at the Sydney Opera House.
Nicholas was met with glowing reviews for his performances, with Steve Moffatt from the Daily Telegraph AU writing “tenor Nicholas Mulroy showed why top orchestras and conductors see him as the go-to singer for [the role of Evangelist] and other specialist Baroque roles, with an expressive performance, full of wonder and awe for the nativity, and grandeur and jubilation for the final cantata depicting the Feast of the Epiphany.”
These performances kick off an exciting festive season for Nicholas Mulroy. Future highlights for December include a European tour of Messiah with Jordi Savall, Messiah performances with the Real Filharmonia de Galicia and Cappella Amsterdam, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and another Christmas Oratorio with Latvijas Koncerti.