About 75 of us had a stunning day singing Carmina Burana! Thanks to all who came and helped.
One of the most iconic 20th century choral works, Carmina Burana, paints a picture of mediaeval debauchery. The texts are taken from twenty-four 13th century songs and poems discovered in Beuren in 1803 (hence Carmina Burana – ‘Songs of Beuren’) which cover timeless topics including wealth, fortune, drinking, gambling and lust. Written between 1935 and 1936 Orff’s modernist, even avant-garde, style gives a raw, energetic, and rhythmically exciting soundworld which captures the essence of the songs whilst harnessing multiple musical influences.Tim Pithers, Musical Director
Administrative Details for the day:
Musical Director: Tim Pithers Accompanist: Shaun Brown
Registration or Contact: Last minutes entries were possible especially as many had their own scores available ( had 70 on hire). Queries kept coming until the day before. Everyone up until the last couple of days was asked to fill a registration form to allow us to plan for seating, numbers of scores, refreshments and lunch. The contact was Janet Jeffery or through our website: thechagfordsingers.co.uk (Contact Us).
Location: Chagford School, Lower St, Chagford, Newton Abbot TQ13 8BZ. Medium size car park available, first come first served. There was a ‘run-through’ of our work at the end of the day and families/friends were invited to sit in especially if picking up family members. An audience was welcome!
Cost: £16.00 (concessions for students) to include music, scores and simple refreshments all day. Payable in advance by cheque to the organiser or on the door on the day between 9.30am and 10am. We asked for the exact cash if possible!
Lunch: Delicious, homemade and at very reasonable cost. Vegetarian/GF option available.