It is not often that the little old ladies of the choral society scream ‘since Fate strikes down the strong man, everyone weep with me!’, or when they are in a more cheerful mood, ‘My virginity makes me frisky, my simplicity holds me back. Oh, Oh, Oh, I am completely coming to life’. All this while the men strain their dinner jackets singing a bawdy drinking song. However, this is Carmina Burana, one of the most popular works for choir and orchestra of the 20th Century….

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