Toronto Beach Chorale performs Carmina Burana – probably the best-known choral work of the 20th century, excerpted to sell everything from cars to beer to aftershave. From the crash of the cymbals heralding the opening lines of ‘O Fortuna’ through to the tenor channeling the roasting swan, Carmina is a thrill to the senses.
Joining Toronto Beach Chorale are two pianists on two grand pianos nested nose to nose, the TorQ Percussion Quartet, and three outstanding Soloists.
The performance takes place at St Anne’s Anglican Church, a National Heritage Site renowned for its outstanding acoustics as well as the interior artwork by the Group of Seven.
Hilary Windover, one of our choristers, has generously donated a quilt she created specifically for Carmina Burana, which will be presented for a silent auction at the concert to raise funds for the choir. The quilt is a geometric pattern of colorful wheels of fortune (Carmina Burana frequently plays on the idea of the wheel of fortune, and its opening words are “O Fortuna!”).
Toronto Beach Chorale thanks its season’s programme advertisers for their generous support!
Toronto Beach Chorale proudly thanks Rama Toronto East for funds raised through its Charitable Gaming.