Orff’s Carmina Burana: even royalty is at the mercy of the goddess Fortune

Sunday 14 July 2019

Carmina Burana

Royal Albert Hall, 7.00pm
Rehearsals for singers 11.00am and 2.30pm on the day

Carmina Burana can be summed up in one short phrase: ‘wine, women and song’. Its memorable music has enormous energy and appeal, and the powerful opening chorus has featured in shows as diverse as The Simpsons and The X Factor and a commercial for Domino’s pizzas!

The medieval text deals with remarkably up-to-date topics: love, rejection, drinking, corruption and the unfairness of life in general. Huge fun to sing (see below), it is also great to listen to.

With an orchestral first half comprising Walton’s Spitfire Prelude & Fugue, Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1, this is a fantastic evening’s entertainment.

Are you a singer? Come and join over a thousand others to sing this ever-popular piece with its showcase movements for tenors and basses. More information on the details for singers page.

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