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BBC Concert Orchestra - Carmina Burana Concert

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Join us for an epic evening of choral classics performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, and the choirs of the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. Experience the boundless rhythmic energy of Carmina Burana at the Royal Concert Hall.

  • From: Wednesday 4 December 2024, 7.30 pm
  • To: Wednesday 4 December 2024, 9 pm
  • Location: Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND
  • Cost: £12.00 — £41.00
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 4 December 2024, 7.30 pm
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Event details

Don't miss this grand collaboration between both of Nottingham’s universities, in partnership with the BBC Concert Orchestra, showcasing two works by leading contemporary American composers before an epic performance of a choral classic.

Eric Whitacre ventures into Leonardo da Vinci’s dream world, in an exotic fusion of ancient words with modern musical timbres, whilst Jenni Brandon tells the moving story of an immigrant family on the move, guided by the stars and sustained by their memories.

A collection of lusty writings from the thirteenth century proved an alluring subject for German composer Carl Orff, who turned their satirical commentary on all manner of fleshly pleasures, as well as the inevitably cruel turns of fortune, into a twentieth-century masterpiece.

Powered by an elemental musical language with boundless rhythmic energy, Carmina Burana gives voice to impatient young lovers, ribald merrymakers, a drunken abbot and even a roasting swan. It’s all done with a knowing wink at good taste and a riot of primary colours from a massive orchestra and choir. Even Pieter Brueghel’s peasants couldn’t revel with more zest.

This concert is part of a programme of activities supported by the Universities for Nottingham partnership with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the orchestra’s residency at the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall. The partnership aims to inspire the next generation, reach new audiences and improve quality of life, health and wellbeing across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.


Eric Whitacre: Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine
Jenni Brandon: Tonight, A Stolen Moment
Orff: Carmina Burana

Conductor: George Jackson
Choral director: Calum Fraser
Choral director: Matthew Hopkins

Soprano: Fflur Wyn
Tenor: Levy Sekgapane 
Baritone: Morgan Pearse

BBC Concert Orchestra
University of Nottingham Choir
Nottingham Trent University Choir
Choristers of Southwell Minster

Performance information

Tickets: £12.00 – £41.00
Doors: 6.30 pm
Performance: 7.30 pm
Running time: Approximately 90 minutes with no interval
Age guidance: 7+, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult  aged 18+


£5 tickets available for U26 and students. To purchase these tickets, you must be 26 or under or a full-time student at the time of booking. You may be asked to show your age ID / student ID on doors to confirm your age.

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Location details


Royal Concert Hall
Theatre Square

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