The Carl Orff cantata is one of the most popular and familiar works in music history
The BYU choirs and the Philharmonic Orchestra will give campus and community audiences a chance to hear one of the most celebrated works in the choral-orchestral repertoire when they join together to perform Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” Feb. 19-20.
Orff’s cantata premiered in 1937 and has remained one of the most beloved and familiar works in both classical music and pop culture, with performances and uses ranging from the most prestigious concert halls to sporting events and television commercials.
“‘Carmina Burana’ is not your typical classical music concert for choir and orchestra,” said BYU Singers director Andrew Crane. “It is rhythmic, exciting, boisterous — the musical equivalent of a fireworks display. It is one of the most accessible and fun pieces in the choral-orchestral literature. There is nothing boring about it!”
The performance will feature the students of the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus — directed by Crane, Rosalind Hall and Sonja Poulter — and will be conducted by Philharmonic director Kory Katseanes.
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