Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Renes conductor
Helena Dix soprano
Kanen Breen tenor
Warwick Fyfe baritone
National Boys Choir of Australia
Australian Girls Choir
Warren Trevelyan-Jones chorus master
Orff Carmina Burana
About the Performance
Nothing prepares you for the intensity and grandeur of Orff’s Carmina Burana played live.
Like great crashing gods bursting through the skies to wake the dead, the thundering Carmina Buranareturns to the Hamer Hall stage showcasing the MSO Chorus in all its glory. With the massive power of the full orchestra and chorus, it comes to glorious fruition only in live performance.
A piece of light, joy, ferocity and booming bombast, Carl Orff ’s Carmina Burana is immediately impactful. The piece features a driving rhythmic structure, grand shifts in mood and eventual ecstatic climax. The piece has become one of the most often-performed choral works of the 20th century, with numerous references throughout popular culture.