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University brings music to your ears

6 May 09

The University Singers invite visitors to an evening of contemporary and classical music to be held at the University of Bradford on 16 May 2009.

The concert will feature a performance of Carmina Burana - one of Carl Orff's most influential and famous works. The works will be performed by the University Singers, soloists and the Bradford Youth Choir, and will be accompanied by The Yorkshire Wind Orchestra. Orff sets his symphony to ancient Latin and German texts retrieved from a 13th-century codex (locked secret code). This code was found in a monastery in Beuern in the Foothills of the Bavarian Alps - a discovery which was shrouded in mystery and controversy.

The Yorkshire Wind Orchestra will also give a performance of Johan de Meij's, Lord of the Rings Symphony.  This modern day 'Ring Cycle' tells of primeval forces, mystical characters and fantastic creatures that control the fate of their universe. The trilogy has fascinated many millions of readers since its publication in 1955 and this performance gives audiences a chance to immerse themselves in the well loved themes of the novel which are reworked and re-imagined in musical form.

Artistic Director and Fellow in Music at the University, Mark Robinson, said: "I'm extremely excited about the prospect of bringing the Bradford Youth Choir together with our University Singers and with one of the UK's leading Symphonic Wind Orchestras - the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra. The 170 performers will perform in the inspiring acoustic of the University's Richmond Atrium. It will also be thrilling to see Bradford Youth Choir singing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana from the Atrium Balcony to antiphonal effect."

Event outline

Performances of Lord of the Rings and Carmina Burana 16 May 2009, 7.15pm - 9.00pm
Tickets £8/£6
Box office - 01274 233137
The Atruim
The University of Bradford,
Richmond Building
Richmond Road

6 May 09

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Further information for Media Enquirers

For further information please contact the University of Bradford Press Office on 01274 23 3089/3084.

Out of office hours call 07879 437996. Alternatively, e-mail or fax on (01274) 236280.