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Choral Society To Perform "Carmina Burana' In Bethel

The Connecticut Choral Society will present "Carmina Burana," on Saturday, May 21 at the Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel.
The Connecticut Choral Society will present "Carmina Burana," on Saturday, May 21 at the Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel. Photo Credit: Connecticut Choral Society.com

BETHEL, Conn. -- The Connecticut Choral Society, along with the New Jersey Choral Society and the NJCS Choral Society will present Carol Orff’s, "Carmina Burana," on Saturday, May 21 at the Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel.

The event, which begins at 8 p.m., will include more than 200 singers, professional soloists and instrumentalists, 90 Boy Scouts presenting the colors of the nations to honor people of all cultures, and an official color guard at the opening of the concert, which includes a patriotic salute to America.

The work, was inspired by a series of nearly 250 poems unearthed in 1803, at the abbey of Benediktbeuern, a small village about 30 miles south of Munich. In 1847, the collection was published under the title Carmina Burana, or the “Songs of Beuern”. Nearly a century later, Munich-born composer, Carl Orff, came across the “Songs of Beuern” and was immediately taken with the vivid poetry.

A pre-concert lecture will be delivered by Elizabeth Kane at 7 p.m.

Admission is: Adults $25 before May 21; $30 at the door; Students/Seniors $20. Click here to purchase tickets.

The church is at 156 Walnut Hill Rd.

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