February 5, 2012, Carnegie Hall presented The Carmina Burana Choral Project, featuring more than 400 young singers from all over New York City and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, conducted by David Robertson. Now we're happy to welcome many of the project's participants to Musical Exchange! The New York Times praised their "freshness and exhilarating energy," and singers posted online about their unforgettable experiences.
Leslie Stifelman, who leads the Musical Theater project this spring, impressively prepared the chorus to sing Carl Orff's monumental work. Plus three high school composers were commissioned to write new works for chorus and orchestra based on the musical themes of Carmina Burana; these works received their world premieres at this concert! You can meet these composers in their videos below.
If you participated in The Carmina Burana Choral Project, share your favorite memories as comments below.
New York City-based Thomas Reeves is one of three teen composers to receive a Carnegie Hall commission for orchestra and chorus as part of the Carmina Burana Choral Project.
16-year-old Anthony Constantino from Tucson, Arizona shares some of the inspirations behind "Thus It Was," his Carnegie Hall-commissioned work for orchestra and chorus.
Gabe Smallwood meditates on art, music, and his new work for chorus and orchestra premiered at Carnegie Hall.
Check back soon. There's more footage to come!