Carmina Burana

On Saturday 23 March 2019 7.30pm
at the Banqueting Suite Newcastle Civic Centre

Newcastle Choral Society and the NCS Chamber Choir

Musical Director Mark Anyan had a blast with

Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’

Our soloists were stunning!

Austin Gunn Tenor

Lisa Swayne Soprano

Philip Smith Baritone

David Murray and Eileen Bown provided the accompaniment, on two pianos, and also performed Lutoslawski ‘Variations on a Theme of Paganini for two Pianos’ which was breathtaking!

We were joined by a choir of schoolchildren from St Godric’s RC Primary School Durham and St Stephen’s RC Primary School Longbenton. They behaved impeccably, sang their own pieces beautifully in the first half and gave that extra lift to Carmina Burana. Lovely comments were received from the Head Teacher of St Godric’s:

‘A great experience that will inspire the children for years to come! We were so well looked after and everyone was so kind to us.’

and from the Deputy Head of St Stephen’s ‘It was a pleasure to be involved and such an experience for all of the children and their families.’

From an appreciative audience member: ‘Carmina was amazing, a ‘tour de force’ and the children’s input to the whole concert, brilliant’.

We were all very happy!

David Whetstone, former Culture Editor of the Journal was kind enough to give us a lovely review. This can be viewed here




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