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The Washington Chorus presents Orff's Carmina Burana & Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex

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The Washington Chorus presents Orff's Carmina Burana & Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex

Sunday, May 14, 2017 5:00 PM

The Washington Chorus joins forces with other DC-area choruses and full orchestra to present two of the 20th century's iconic vocal masterpieces, Carmina Burana and Oedipus Rex. 

Price

$18 - $72

Run Time

Approx. 2-3/4 hours

About

The Washington Chorus
Julian Wachner, music director & conductor

Colleen Daly, soprano
Margaret Lattimore, mezzo soprano
Vale Rideout, tenor
Robert Baker, tenor
Christopher Burchett, baritone
Morris Robinson, bass
with:

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.

Performance Timing: Part One - 53 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 65 min. 

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