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GCOS 75th Anniversary Concert

GCOS 75th Anniversary Concert

Thursday 04 May 2023

GCOS 75th Anniversary Concert


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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.

 PRESENTED BY  THE GUERNSEY CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY

Musical Director – Rachel Wright Saturday 27th May 20:00 St James’ Concert and Assembly Hall Kindly supported by The Swallow 2018 Charitable Trust

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).

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