The Kilgore College choirs will present a special concert this month in Longview featuring the performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina burana.”
The annual Masterworks Concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview, located at 906 Padon Street.
The concert will feature the KC Masterworks Chorus – comprised of the KC Chorale and the East Texas Community Chorus – accompanied by two pianists and a percussion ensemble.
Carmina burana tells tales told by 12th and 13th century goliards on the subjects of fate, the beauty of spring, life in the tavern, and romantic desire.
“Its music is earthy and primitive, and appeals to lovers of both classical and popular music, sharing similarities to works of Stravinsky,” said Jim Taylor, KC’s Director of Choral Activities.  “This arrangement is wonderfully effective in communicating the power and majesty of this remarkable score.”
Featured performers will include Alyssa Marshall, soprano; Ryan Landis, tenor; and Doff Procter, baritone.
Pianists will be Vicki Conway and Mary Tidwell.
The concert is a part of the Trinity Episcopal Church Concert Series, and is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Taylor at 903-983-8122 or