The collaborative efforts of Barker's choral and orchestral programs will be featured at the grand celebratory concert at The Concourse, Chatswood on Wednesday 26 June.
The major work on the program is Carl Orff’s dramatic cantata Carmina Burana. One of the twentieth century’s most enduring choral works, it is a rollocking and impactful journey around the wheel of fortune, with a chorus of over a hundred and fifty voices delivering these wildly humorous mediaeval texts.
Joining the Symphony Orchestra and Senior, Middle and Copeland Choirs will be three professional soloists, one of whom - Penelope Mills - is a graduate of Barker. The evening promises to be a rich display of drama, colour and music making.
The first half of the concert, featuring the Symphony Orchestra, is made up of two unforgettable works. The concert opens with the Russian Marimba Concerto by Sergei Golovko, which will allow the audience to once again marvel at the instrumental skills of Year 12 student, Buddy Lovett, winner of the 2019 Barker Concerto Competition.
Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, featuring every section of the ensemble, will follow Buddy's performance.
The Barker performers always enjoy the opportunity to perform in the Concert Hall at the wonderful Concourse in Chatswood, a suitably world-class venue for the students to give full rein to their considerable talents.
Tickets are $25/$20 and can be purchased from Ticketek or the Concourse Box Office.