Canton University Chorus, Crane soloists to perform 'Carmina Burana' at SLU Saturday
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 9:13 am

CANTON - The scenic cantata Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff, will be performed by the University Chorus, Canton’s community chorus, Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, St. Lawrence University.

The event is open to the public, free of charge.

Originally conceived as a theater piece, the cantata takes its title from a manuscript collection of medieval poetry found in a Benedictine monastery in Bavaria. Orff set 24 of the poems to music.

Carmina Burana will be performed in a two-piano and percussion arrangement. Pianists are Barbara Phillips-Farley and François Germain, from the Crane School of Music; vocal soloists are David Pittman-Jennings, baritone, and Jill Pearon, soprano, also of Crane, along with tenor Christopher Pfund. St. Lawrence percussion instructor and Crane senior Kyle Tupper leads five percussionists, and a chorus of Canton Middle School singers, students of Kimberly Bush, will also perform.

For more information, call 229-5184.