Carmina Burana and Five Tudor Portraits

Saturday, 14 November 2015 - 7:30pm

Banish the winter’s cold and join us for a warm, witty musical evening that celebrates life as it really is – the fickleness of fortune, the delights of drink, the lustfulness of love and the charm of the comedy character.

Orff’ hugely popular Carmina Burana is loved in its own right, and highly recognisable from the wide range of adverts, films and programmes where it has been used. By turns brash and beguiling, audiences never tire of its drama.

Vaughan Williams’ Five Tudor Portraits are similarly both bawdy and tender, using the words of medieval poet John Skelton to bring a range of pictures to life, comic and sad, before ending with a riotous chorus – the perfect way to spend a November evening.


Vivace Chorus,  Farnham Youth Choir and Brandenburg Sinfonia conducted by Jeremy Backhouse. Soloists Rosalind Coad (soprano), Claire Barnett-Jones (mezzo soprano), John-Colyn Gyeantey (tenor) and Gareth Brynmor John (baritone).

Orff: Carmina Burana
Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits

There will be a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm in the Glass Room on the first floor at G Live.  We are delighted that it will be given by Roy Rashbrook who sings with the choirs of Saint Paul's Cathedral and The King's Consort, as well as being a member of The Clerks, a vocal sextet specialising in renaissance and contemporary music.  He combines their schedules with his work as a soloist, teacher and conductor.

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Our tenor and baritone

We are equally excited to have soloists John-Colyn Gyeantey (tenor) and Gareth Brynmor John (baritone) singing with us.

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