23 Sep 2018
Igitur Nos Chamber Choir and Oriana Chorale will present a master work, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana within the dramatic architecture of the High Court of Australia. Carl Orff wrote the work between 1935 and 1936 based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana.
Much of the compositional structure of the music relies on the idea of the turning Fortuna Wheel. Within each scene, and sometimes within a single movement, the wheel of fortune turns, joy turning to bitterness, and hope turning to grief. Although Carmina Burana was intended as a staged work involving choreography, Igitur Nos will bring this work to you as a cantata.
Igitur Nos Chamber Choir was formed in 2003 by Matthew Stuckings featuring music drawn from the sacred choral tradition.
The Oriana Chorale has become one of Canberra’s leading a cappella choirs. It has won particular acclaim for its innovative concert programming. In recent years, the Chorale has performed with the Song Company and with the renowned Tallis Scholars.
Duration 75 minutes.
Photograph courtesy of Peter Hislop.
Admission to this concert is strictly by registration only. Registration opens 23 August 2018.