The Croydon Philharmonic Choir is picking up where it left off, with a performance of Carl Orff’s classic piece, “Carmina Burana”, which they were forced to cancel at desperately short notice in March 2020 when the first covid lockdown was introduced.
The choir has been undertaking its final rehearsals ahead of their concert at the Fairfield Halls this Saturday, April 2.
The resounding “Carmina Burana” is one of the most thrilling pieces in the choral repertoire, with its driving rhythms and thunderous choruses.
The choir is back in its stride again, working to perfect a concert that also includes two 1920s jazz-age pieces: “The Rio Grande” by Constant Lambert and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, to be played by Docklands Sinfonia.
The Croydon Philharmonic’s performance is being funded, in part, by a generous, anonymous donor who has helped pay for part of the hire cost of a top-of-the-range Bechstein grand piano for the night.
The Croydon choir will be joined on stage by 50 members of the Basingstoke Choral Society. “Carmina Burana” also features a children’s choir formed by pupils from St Mary’s Primary School, Oxted, and Trinity School, Croydon – thus producing a combined choir totalling almost 200 voices.
The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets range from £15 to £39 (plus booking fee).
Fairfield Halls has only limited facilities for selling tickets on the night and so you are strongly advised to buy them via the Fairfield Hall booking site: https://www.fairfield.co.uk/events/croydon-philharmonic-choir-22
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