Canberra Youth Orchestra and Canberra Choral Society join forces to perform epic work

musicforcanberra 23 May 2019
Llewellyn Hall
29 June 2019, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Carmina Burana will feature a range of orchestral works from the 21st century. Photo: Supplied.

Music for Canberra and the Canberra Youth Orchestra (CYO) present their first subscription concert for 2019 featuring soloists Rachael Duncan, Tobias Cole and Andrew O’Connor in an unforgettable performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Saturday the 29th of June 2019 at Llewellyn Hall, 7:30 pm. They will be joined by Canberra Choral Society, Canberra Children’s Choir and Seasoned Voices.

Orff’s Carmina Burana is one of the most frequently performed choral and orchestral works of the 21st century. The piece is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1936 that is based on 24 poems from the medieval collection of the same name. Carmina Burana begins with the iconic opening movement O Fortuna, which continues to captivate new and familiar audiences around the world.

This performance will present a unique collaboration between Music for Canberra’s premier orchestra, CYO, and the innovative and exciting Canberra Choral Society. These two phenomenal groups will be joined by Seasoned Voices and the Canberra Children’s Choir to create a truly unforgettable experience. While Carmina Burana is a well-known piece, this will be the first time that many of these talented young musicians will have the opportunity to perform such an iconic and masterful piece, and their inherent physical energy and enthusiasm to perform this work is not something to be missed.

Rachael Duncan is a highly acclaimed soprano who has appeared in concerts and performances around the globe. After returning to Canberra in 2006, having spent five years performing in Germany, she has been a regular performer with Stopera and the National Capital Orchestra.

Tobias Cole is one of Australia’s most successful counter-tenors, having performed throughout Australia, the UK and USA. He is currently a Principal Artist with Opera Australia and is regularly in demand by all Australian orchestras and opera companies.

Andrew O’Connor is a successful bass-baritone who is a core member of Australia’s leading flagship ensemble The Song Company. He has performed all over Australia with companies such as the Australian Haydn Ensemble, Ensemble Offspring, and The Idea of North.

Please join us in supporting some of Canberra’s finest young musicians in a night of music to remember.

Tickets: Click here.
Subscription tickets to the remaining two 2019 concerts: Click here.

Concert Title: Carmina Burana
Date: Saturday 29th of June, 2019
Venue: Llewellyn Hall

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