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Friday 26 November 2021

7:30pm at Hamer Hall

Saturday 27 November 2021

2:00pm at Hamer Hall

Concerts Cancelled

Due to ongoing restrictions in Victoria, this performance will not proceed as scheduled. Ticket holders will be contacted with more information as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Cast to be confirmed

MSO Chorus
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 Burana returns to Hamer Hall 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.

COVIDSafe information

Arts Centre Melbourne indoor venues will operate under government guidelines in place at the time of the event, which may include mandatory wearing of mask.

Important venue information:

  • QR code registration via a mobile device is required on arrival. We encourage you to download the Service Victoria app prior to your visit to ensure a faster check-in time.
  • Hamer Hall foyer bars will be open pre-show and if there's an interval involved.
  • Personal water bottles will be permitted inside and filtered tap water will be available for self-service at the foyer bars
  • No Cloak Room
  • No Box Office sales or transactions, only available for trouble shooting or ticket collection

Orchestra safety on stage
The safety of our musicians, staff and audience remain the highest priority as we return to the post-COVID concert hall. In conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne, the MSO has begun rapid-result, asymptomatic testing for all members of the Orchestra and on-stage production staff. As such, you may notice that our musicians are not wearing masks while performing, and that they may be spaced more closely together than previously.

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