Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" will be performed by the PSU University Choir, the PSU Chamber Choir and the PSU Percussions and conducted by Professor Bruce Browne. Also on the program is "I Hate and I Love" by American composer Dominick Argento.
Carl Orff composed "Carmina Burana" using poetry of the Goliards, a group of clergy who wrote satirical Latin poetry in the 12th and 13th. The Goliards were mainly clerical students at the universities of France, Germany, Italy, and England, who protested the growing contradictions within the Church, expressing themselves through song, poetry and performance. Their poetry ranged from the religious to the profane. This ambivalent, erotic, and angry poetry has also been preserved in Argento's work.
When: Sunday, November 13, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Where: First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave., Portland
Cost: Tickets available at the door.
- general admission - $10
- students and seniors - $8
- children - $6
For more information please call the PSU Box Office at 503-725-3307 or the Music Department at 503-725-3011.