I am delighted to inform you that our school choir has been invited to perform at Warwick Arts Centre to perform Carmina Burana on Friday 8th March 2019 at 7.30pm as part of a massed choir of singers accompanied by Armonico Consort’s professional orchestra and singers.
There is no cost to your child for this trip, apart from £7 to purchase a special performance T-shirt. The cost of the coach travel on the day will be covered by the school.
Performers will also need to wear dark jeans or leggings (e.g. blue, black, grey) and trainers.
Please ensure that your child brings a packed tea with them on the day, in a named, disposable bag. We strongly recommend that your child brings TWO named bottles of water with them for the rehearsals and evening concert (plastic, no glass please) so that their throats do not become dehydrated. No hot food is to be brought into the hall and please ask children to avoid bringing anything with nuts in case there are other children nearby with severe allergies. No money will be required on this trip.
Tickets will be available directly from Warwick Arts Centre. There will be a discount promo code that will be available soon. Tickets can be booked at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk or through the Box Office: 0247652 4524.
Here are the songs that we will be singing. We will have some professional support as the Amonico Consort will come out to our school and deliver a workshop on how best to sing them. But they have asked that we learn the songs first.
Here are the words and a guide on how to say them.
Inspired by a large collection of secular poems of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the German composer Carl Orff completed Carmina Burana in 1937 and described it as a “scenic cantata” made of “secular songs for soloists and choruses, accompanied by instruments and magic images”. The language used is Latin, with some songs (Numbers 8, 9 and 10) in Middle High German.