Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m. — CASTLETON / RUTLAND — Enjoy two performances of Carl Orff’s masterpiece, “Carmina Burana,” performed by the Rutland Area Chorus, the Castleton University Chorale and soloists under the direction of Dr. Sherrill Blodget, with Dr. Charles Madsen and Dr. Alastair Stout performing the two piano version with percussionist from Castleton University, and organist, Diane Chartrand. The first performance will be at Castleton University Casella Theater on April 30 at 7 p.m. The ticket prices for this performance are: Free for all students, staff, faculty, and alumni, $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors. The performance Grace Congregational Church in Rutland on May 1 at 7 p.m. is by freewill offering.
“Carmina Burana” is a scenic cantata that German composer Carl Orff composed in 1935-36. It is based on the 24 poems from the medieval collection of the same name. The selection of poems covers a wide range of topics, as familiar in the 13th century as they are today: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of spring, and perils (and pleasures!) of overindulgence. For information, visit: castleton.edu/calendars/event/university-chorale-concert/2022-04-30/ or gracechurchvt.org.