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University Chorus with the Calgary Wind Symphony

The University Chorus
Director: Colleen Whidden
Assistant Graduate Director: Tim Korthuis
Accompanist: Janna Banman

The Calgary Wind Symphony
Artistic Director: Jeremy Brown

December 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20 Adults - $15 Students/Seniors

This holiday season, don’t miss the University of Calgary Chorus joining forces with the Calgary Wind Symphony to perform Carl Orff’s fabulous Carmina Burana

Composed in 1936, Orff's Carmina Burana (Songs of the Beuern) can be heard on stages, televisions, and silver screens across the globe. The song's text, Carmina Burana, was discovered in 1803 at the Monastery of Benediktbeuren near Munich as part of a collection of Latin poetry written by the goliards dating back to the 12th century. Written exclusively for entertainment, the Carmina Burana confronts issues similar to the issues we face today: love, sex, drinking, gambling, fate, and fortune. Because of their intended use, the text was written in vernacular Latin, medieval French, and German so as to be easily understood and accessible. When composing Carmina Burana, Carl Orff selected 24 of the poems and arranged them by thematic content: Springtime, In the Tavern, and The Court Of Love.  The work is preceded by and ends with an invocation to Fortune. 

The University Chorus, a 90 voice choir, provides an on campus choral setting for students, faculty and community members.  The Chorus performs several concerts a year in the Rozsa Centre and participates in various choral festivals around Calgary.

Tickets available at the door.