Get your tickets to Carmina Burana in Des Moines April 13-14, 2013!

Cover of the score to Carmina Burana showing the Wheel of Fortuna

The choir I sing in – the Drake University Community Chorus – has been painstakingly practicing “Carmina Burana” in great anticipation of our performance of the famous piece with Drake’s crackerjack student choirs and the Des Moines Symphony on April 13 and 14.  One and all are cordially invited.

Here’s some more details:

Masterworks 6: Carmina Burana – Celebrating All Things Drake!


Performance Information:

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Location: Civic Center of Greater Des Moines


Joseph Giunta, conducting
Gregory Oakes & Clarence Padilla, clarinets
Carrie Ellen Giunta, soprano
Christopher Pfund, tenor;  Robert Orth, baritone
The Drake Choir, The Drake Chamber Choir & The Drake University/Community Chorus
Aimee Beckmann-Collier, Director
The Drake Chorale
Linda Vanderpool, Director
Heartland Youth Choir
Barbara Sletto, Director
Drake University Orchestra+
Akira Mori, Director

BRAHMS  Academic Festival Overture
KROMMER  Concerto for Two Clarinets & Orchestra in E-flat Major
ORFF  Carmina Burana

The Des Moines Symphony began in 1937 as the Drake/Des Moines Symphony and with these concerts, we celebrate that important partnership and honor the Orchestra’s rich history with Drake University. You’ll experience Orff’s monumental and provocative Carmina Burana with double choirs—musical grandeur and power that will raise the roof of the Civic Center! These concerts are presented by EMC Insurance Companies. Concert Prelude Talks begin 45 minutes prior to each Masterworks concert in the East Lobby.

+Joining the Des Moines Symphony for Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture.

Tickets start at just $15 for adults and $7.50 for students and are available through the Civic Center Ticket Office and Ticketmaster.

Bust of Carl Orff in the Munich Hall of Fame (2009)

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