Experience the awe-inspiring power of a full orchestra with massed choir and operatic soloists. Sacred and secular collide in a Prom that unites two choral classics: Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky and Carl Orff’s Carmina burana.
The former offers music steeped in classical tradition yet interpreted with a fresh perspective, while the latter – with its famous “O Fortuna!” opening – is an extravagant musical celebration of springtime, youth, wine and sex.
About The CBSO at the BBC Proms: Orff's Carmina Burana
Mari Eriksmoen, the advertised soprano, has had to withdraw from tonight’s performance owing to health reasons. The BBC Proms is grateful to Maki Mori for taking her place at short notice.
Levy Sekgapane, the advertised tenor, has had to withdraw from tonight’s performance owing to illness. The BBC Proms is very grateful to counter-tenor Matthias Rexroth for taking his place at very short notice.
- Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms (21mins)
- Orff, Carmina burana (65mins)