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Marylhurst choirs to perform 'Carmina Burana'

Carl Orff's famous cantata and other works to be performed March 13

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Marylhurst Chorale and Marylhurst Choral Union will be joined by the Elementary School Choir of International Leadership Academy in a special concert March 13.

Marylhurst University will present “Carmina Burana” at 4 p.m. March 13 in St. Anne’s Chapel on campus.

Created for a large choir, children’s chorus, two grand pianos, six percussionists and numerous vocal soloists, Carl Orff’s famous cantata will be performed by the combined forces of the Marylhurst Chorale and Marylhurst Choral Union, conducted by Justin Smith, Marylhurst’s director of choral activities. The Elementary School Choir of the International Leadership Academy, under the direction of Marc Bescond, also will join in.

“Orff’s dramatic, thunderous cantata is an earthy delight,” Smith says. “It’s a rambunctious setting of some of the saucier writings of medieval monks, celebrating love, wine and the coming of spring. It’s also one of the most famous choral works of all time, the opening and closing choruses having been used for countless film and television scores.”

To attend, it costs $20 for general admission, $10 for students or seniors, and tickets may be purchased online at marylhurst.edu/carmina. The university is located at 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst.