Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra and Choir: Carmina Burana
Presented by Wellesley College at Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College
April 26, 2009
The Brandeis-Wellesley orchestra comprises students, faculty, staff, and associates of Wellesley College and Brandeis University under the direction of conductor Neal Hampton. uniting the high standards of excellence associated with Wellesley and Brandeis, the orchestra is dedicated to bringing inspiring performances of the great orchestral literature, both past and present, to a new generation of musicians and audiences. The Wellesley College Choir has been a fundamental part of culture and tradition at Wellesley since its inception in 1900. Under the direction of Lisa Graham, the Choir and Chamber singers perform music from the 13th to the 21st centuries, and often collaborate with area ensembles. The Brandeis-Wellesley orchestra and the Wellesley College Choir will present Carl Orff's famous Carmina Burana in an exciting collaboration between two of the largest student ensembles at Wellesley College. Based on a collection of medieval poetry, the lush and dramatic Carmina Burana, premiered in 1937, is frequently used in film and advertisements today.