Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Mary's Church
Church Street


Carl OrffCarmina Burana


Nick Austin – Conductor
Bridget Esler – soprano
Dominic Lee – Tenor
Hector Bloggs – baritone
Ben Giddens – piano / organ
Simon Dinsdale – piano / organ

Amersham and Chesham Bois Choral Society
Thames Voyces
Thame Children's Choir
British Sinfonietta

Programme Note

Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society, joined by Thames Voyces and The Thame Children's Choir, will perform the ever popular Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. Composed in 1935/36 and first performed in 1937, the work has featured in hundreds of films and television commercials. Based on the classical idea of the fickleness of fortune, the work consists of 24 poems, mostly in secular Latin with a few in Middle High German and Old French, on themes including the ephemeral nature of life and life's pleasures. The opening movement, O Fortuna, is reprised at the end. 

The choirs are conducted by Nick Austin, with Ben Giddens and Simon Dinsdale on pianos and the percussionists of the British Sinfonietta

AMCHOR Summer Concert - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

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