Carmina Burana: On-Demand Online

Carmina Burana: Kotzschmar, ChoralArt,
and other choirs
October 9, 2022

Join us online for a performance of Carl Orff’s masterpiece, Carmina Burana, in a new arrangement for organ and percussion accompaniment by Municipal Organist, James Kennerley. First performed in 1937, Carmina Burana takes its title from the 800-year-old manuscript containing poems and other dramatic texts that are distinctly irreverent, bawdy, and satirical. They were mostly written in Latin, composed by clergy and students while traveling around Europe. The texts focus on themes that resonate as loudly today as they did in the 13th century: the fickleness of wealth and fortune, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gambling, lust, and gluttony. Orff composed music for 24 of these–of which the first, O Fortuna, has become iconic through its use in movies and other popular culture. The voices of ChoralArt, local choirs, stunning soloists, percussion and the 7101 pipes of the Kotzschmar Organ join forces with Municipal Organist James Kennerley for this world premiere transcription performance. James will perform a solo organ work to begin the performance.

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The recording of this concert will be made available beginning October 9, 2022 .  You are welcome to watch the recording as many times as you wish within the viewing window. You will receive an email confirmation from PortTIX with instructions on where the recording can be found after your purchase is complete. Please reach out to PortTIX directly if you do not receive that confirmation within a few minutes of purchase. They can instruct you on the best way to be sure you receive their emails.

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