Popular Modern Classics – Nov 2010

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Middleton Arena
Choral Suite from “The Armed Man” by Karl Jenkins
Jenkins’ Mass for Peace, initially dedicated to Kosovo victims, explores the passions and tragedy of war. It has become very well-known since its first performance ten years ago.
“Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff.
This striking secular cantata composed by the controversial German, Carl Orff, between 1935 and 1937, is one of the best-known of all 20th Century choral works
This concert was nearly sold out and was very well received. The first half, which included The Armed Man Suite was presented as “Reflections on War and Peace” and a number of orchestral items, solo arias and readings were added to support the theme.  It was accompanied by a very moving slide show of images from the Battle of Britain.  “Carmina Burana” in the second half was also accompanied by slides showing mediaeval images and a summary of the latin text.

The soprano, Zoe Milton-Brown was unfortunately indisposed and her place was filled at short notice by Charlotte Carter whose purity of tone was delightful to hear.

The concert programme can be viewed here.

Click here to see the Oldham Chronicle’s review of the concert.

Phillip Joll
Phillip Joll – Baritone
Charlotte Carter
Charlotte Carter – Soprano
Nick Hardy
Nick Hardy – Tenor
Orchestra East Lancs Sinfonia
Conductor Nigel Wilkinson