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Guernsey Choral and Orchestral Society presents Carl Orff's Carmina Burana

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St James Concert Hall

College Street

St Peter Port



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Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana has been described as “shamelessly popular”. The text consists of a collection of early 13th-century songs and poems written in a mix of Latin, German and medieval French. These are secular songs which celebrate the joys of the tavern, nature, love and lust.

Orff set 24 of these songs to music for soloists, choir and orchestra. The three sections, Springtime, In the Tavern and The Court Of Love, are preceded by and end with the iconic “O Fortuna”, an invocation to the goddess of fate and fortune.

Soloists (by kind permission of the Royal Northern College of Music)
Joe Ashmore (Baritone)
Anusha Bobby (Soprano)
Dominic Mattos (Countertenor).

WHAT: Guernsey Choral and Orchestral Society is a mixed-voice choir of about 80 singers and orchestra, that will perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

WHEN: Saturday 27th May Doors open 19:00, Show start 20:00

WHERE: St James’ Concert and Assembly Hall, St Peter Port, Guernsey

TICKETS: General £15 / Over 65s £10 / Students free. Tickets available here.

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