O Fortuna! The Cheltenham Bach Choir and Cheltenham Youth Choir present Carmina Burana

Come and enjoy a Summer’s evening of music that promises both a lively and thoughtful reflection on life!

Opinion From @aboutglos

Was very happy to get this event emailed for inclusion on our website as it’s one of my favourite pieces of classical music, well most influential in terms of memories. To the un-informed they always know the old spice advert.

If you know the most recognisable piece I suggest on a miserable night with rain and if lucky thunder put on your MP3 player and play this loud. You will not only hear the music but you will feel it.

Listen To André Rieu Perform Carmina Burana ~ O Fortuna by Carl Orff

The Event

Carl Orff’s dramatic cantata Carmina Burana, written in 1936, is among the most popular 20th century choral works. Though the texts come from a medieval collection found in a Bavarian monastery, they are concerned with worldly matters – dance, gambling, drinking. Carmina Burana mixes moments of beauty with sheer bawdy vulgarity. The spirited exuberance of Carmina continues in the Arioso and Scherzo from Leonard Salzedo’s 1968 Concerto for Percussion – a virtuosic party piece for the Regency Percussion Ensemble. Finally the theme of the cyclic nature of time is explored in Jonathan Dove’s song cycle The Passing Of The Year.

Carmina Burana Cheltenham Choirs


For this performance the choirs are joined by Erica Eloff (Soprano), Matthew Minter (Tenor), Njabulo Madlala (Baritone), along with the Regency Percussion Ensemble and pianists David Whitehead and David Jones. Conductor: Sarah Tenant-Flowers.

When & Where

Sunday 14th June 2015 at 19:30 at the Pittville Pump Room


Tickets & Prices

Tickets: £17.50 (£8 concessions) available from Cheltenham Town Hall box office on 0844 576 2210. For more information please visit www.cheltenhambachchoir.org.uk

The Cheltenham Bach Choir

One of the foremost choral societies in the South West of England. The choir rehearse on Tuesday evenings why not come and join them?


Cheltenham Youth Choir

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