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28 juni t/m 7 juli 2019
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Carmina Burana with Arthur & Lucas Jussen


Koorbiënnale Festivalkoor
Kathedrale koor en Kinderkoor van het Muziekinstituut van de Kathedraal St. Bavo


Béni Csillag


Arthur Jussen - piano
Lucas Jussen - piano
Paul Jussen en leden van het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest - slagwerk
Renate Arends - sopraan
Yves Saelens - tenor
Dietrich Henschel - bariton


Arthur and Lucas Jussen & Choral Biennale Festival Choir & Bavo Choir School
Carmina Burana
Singing about sex, drugs, love and gambling

The festive closing concert of the 9th Choral Biennale sees the Choral Biennale Festival Choir along with Arthur and Lucas Jussen perform Carl Off’s Carmina Burana in the version of Wilhelm Killmayer for two pianos and percussion. The Choral Biennale Festival Choir has become a household name in the world of choirs. As was the case at previous editions of the festival, the 80-voice strong amateur choir is being kneaded and forged by conductor Béni Csillag. In addition to Arthur and Lucas Jussen, the Bavo Choir School and an international cast of soloists participate in this special version of one of the most famous and popular choral works in recent history.

Carl Orff based his 23 songs on medieval tales about drinking, sex, love and gambling. The rousing work is famed for its pounding rhythms and energizing timing. It still manages to spark the imagination. Parts of the work can regularly be heard in remixes by DJs from the dance and house scene. The powerful hymn O Fortuna (“sometimes you’re down, sometimes you’re lucky, enjoy every day”) makes many an appearance in feature films and TV series.

Co-production with Philharmonie Haarlem and Robeco Summernights of The Concertgebouw Amsterdam.