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Carmina Burana
Armonico Consort 
Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra
Singers from AC Academy
Director | Christopher Monks

 

Young people from our AC Academy Choirs and Choir Creation programme join Armonico Consort and the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra to perform this extraordinary work, made famous most recently by The X Factor, to create a spectacular event.

Inspired by a large collection of secular poems from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the German composer Carl Orff completed Carmina Burana in 1937 and described it as a "scenic cantata" made of "songs for soloists and choruses, accompanied by instruments and magic images".

The concert will also feature young musicians from music services in Coventry, Solihull and Worcestershire, mentored by Birmingham Conservatoire students and staff as part of their extensive Learning and Participation Programme. Find out more here: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/about-us/learning-and-participation