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).