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University singers present ‘Carmina Burana’ | Nebraska today

University Singers, the flagship choir of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will perform Carl Orff’s masterpiece, “Carmina Burana,” on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St. The concert is free and open to public .

“’Carmina Burana’ is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written, and its extraordinary popularity has not diminished since its first performance in 1936,” said Peter Eklund, Hixson-Lied Professor of Music and director of choral activities. “The text, from the Bavarian 11th and 12th centuries, was written by traveling students, monks, clergy, Golliards and young scholars and combined Latin and German languages ​​that they learned, studied and used. Most of the writings were philosophical, satirical, mischievous, irreverent and bawdy, and the music conveys the meaning and atmosphere in a magnificent, boisterous and unforgettable way.”

The performance features guest artist and alumnus Thomas Gunther with Andrew Daugherty and Rebekah Stiles on piano. The performance is further supported by percussionists Adam Blaker, Gabrielle Brady, Kevin Lloyd, Sydney Thomas and Joel Williams.