Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 5 PM
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Ari Shapiro, narrator
Colleen Daly, soprano
Margaret Lattimore, mezzo soprano
Vale Rideout, tenor
Robert Baker, tenor
Christopher Burchett, baritone
Morris Robinson, bass
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington
Children’s Chorus of Washington
Washington National Cathedral Boy and Girl Choristers
Two choral masterpieces in one evening! In Carmina Burana, bawdy and satirical poems found in the annals of a 13th century German monastery are set to fiery music. In the dazzling vocal lines of Oedipus Rex, Sophocles’s tragedy is portrayed in a dramatic oratorio. Joining forces with three area choruses and full orchestra, we celebrate the final concert of Music Director Julian Wachner in grand style.
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