Presented by Oratorio Society of New York

Performance Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 8 PM

Oratorio Society of New York

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Carmina Burana is a theatrical choral work, beginning and ending with the wheel of fate in “O Fortuna.” Drawing on 24 medieval poems, Orff takes the audience on a journey through meadows in springtime, into the tavern, and finally to the Court of Love. In his Chichester Psalms, Bernstein juxtaposes tranquility and despair, and ends with a prayer for peace—all in a musical style reminiscent of West Side Story. Merging ancient words and modern music, this concert of 20th century works gives voice to that century.


  • Oratorio Society of New York
  • Kent Tritle and David Rosenmeyer, Conductors
  • Jennifer Zetlan, Soprano
  • Peter Tantsits, Tenor
  • Takaoki Onishi, Baritone
  • Choristers of the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine
  • Malcolm J. Merriweather, Director
    The Chorus and Orchestra of the Society


  • ORFF Carmina Burana
  • BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms

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