Carmina Burana

Saturday 7 July 2018, 7.30pm

New Hall, Winchester College

  • Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

Emily Dickens, soprano

Simon Irwin, tenor

Andrew De Silva, baritone

Roger Owens, piano

Francis Pott, piano

The Percussion Ensemble of London

Andrew Lumsden, conductor

Tickets will be available from the Cathedral Box Office

About this Event

Medieval Latin and German poetry in praise of drinking and gambling combined with songs in praise of Spring, Fortune, Venus and the physical delights of love - yes, it can only mean one thing: the Waynflete Singers are performing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Based around thirteenth-century poems found in a Bavarian monastery, Orff's propulsive rhythms and earthy melodies will resound in Winchester College's New Hall on Saturday 7 July 2018, aided by the virtuoso keyboard skills of Francis Pott and Roger Owens and the Percussion Ensemble of London.

Tenor Simon Irwin will give his best imitation of a roasted swan and baritone Andrew de Silva will assume the role of a disreputable, gambling cleric, while soprano Emily Dickens will demurely express those most un-monastic emotions: growing feelings of love. Under the direction of Andrew Lumsden this ecclesiastical revolt will be kept firmly in hand and promises to be a rousing musical treat.