Come and Sing – CARMINA BURANA

29th September 2019

West Road Concert Hall

Rehearsal start time 3:00pm, Performance 7:30pm

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana


Conductor: Timothy Redmond

Soprano: Rebecca Bottone

Tenor: Bonaventura Bottone

Baritone: Jake Muffett

Swavesey Village College

Chesterton Community College

Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus


“Everything I have written to date, and which you have, unfortunately, published, can be destroyed. With Carmina Burana my collected works begin”. So wrote Carl Orff to his publisher after the successful premiere of Carmina Burana in 1937. But the truth is, nothing else he wrote came even close to the extraordinary success of what turned out to be one of the most popular choral works of the past hundred years. Its mix of love songs, laments and bawdy tales of the tavern were taken from a collection of 13th century songs, discovered by Orff in an English translation entitled Wine, Women and Song, the first of which, O fortuna, is affectionately known to millions as the theme tune for Old Spice aftershave!

Join the Cambridge Philharmonic for this exciting Come & Sing event either as an audience member or as a member of the chorus.


Participants may wish to download MIDI files of this work from HERE. Music will be provided on the day.

The concert’s promotional flyer can be downloaded here

The concert programme is available here

The dress code for performers is smart casual.