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2021 MSO Subscribers

13 May at 10am

General public

27 May at 10am


Friday 09 July 2021

7:30pm at Hamer Hall

Saturday 10 July 2021

2:00pm at Hamer Hall


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Renes conductor
Helena Dix soprano
Kanen Breen tenor
Warwick Fyfe baritone
National Boys Choir of Australia
Australian Girls Choir

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 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.

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