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University of York Choir: Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’

Music - Choir Concert

University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 322439

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Gareth Brynmor John baritone
Nicky Losseff, Mark Hutchinson pianos
Peter Seymour conductor
Orff Carmina Burana
Lambert The Rio Grande

Carmina Burana has enjoyed enormous popularity ever since its premiere in 1937, particularly in this arrangement for two pianos and six percussionists. The medieval texts, and Orff’s music, focus on the cycle of the turning wheel of fortune, dancing via the tavern, much gluttony and the Court of Love on the way. We are delighted to welcome Gareth Brynmor John, winner of the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Award, in the demanding baritone role. Constant Lambert’s setting of a poem by Sacheverell Sitwell combines jazz, ragtime and Brazilian influences with a traditional English choral sound and revels in the composer’s fascination with the exotic.

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Child Under 16s entitled to free ticket when accompanied by an adult; one per adult or concessionary ticket bought
Concession £8-£18
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