Orff: Carmina Burana
Phillip Cheah, Conductor
When was the last time you sang in public? Are you a choral music buff but don’t have time to belong to a chorus? Join others in raising the roof with song. Blow away your vocal cobwebs and experience the great fun and satisfaction of singing as part of a group.
Keep your passion for singing alive by joining the New York Choral Society for its 53rd annual celebration of summer. It’s easy: we lend you the scores for the evening, provide accompaniment and soloists in the comfortable air-conditioned surroundings at Peter Norton Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia, and YOU are the chorus.
Rollicking fun will be had during Carmina Burana as we sing these 23 songs of defrocked, and frequently inebriated, monks. The rhythmic music is catchy and the vocal lines so expressive and dramatic they beg for your attention. A favorite of singers and audiences.
Conductor, vocalist, pianist, and teacher Phillip Cheah is music director of the Central City Chorus and of Guildsingers, a medieval music consort of voices. As a champion of contemporary music, he cofounded C4 Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, an ensemble dedicated to the performance and promotion of music written in the last quarter century.