The San Luis Obispo Master Chorale – a part of Cuesta College’s Community Programs – is gearing up for two performances of Carl Orff’s popular work Carmina Burana, featuring the Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo and Central Coast Children’s Choir. Performances will take place Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m. at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center’s Harman Hall.

Carmina Burana was composed in the 1930’s and features a musical compilation based on 24 poems written in the 11th and 12th centuries. Conducted by Cal Poly Professor Dr. Thomas Davies, the 100-voice chorale will feature solos by soprano Elissa Johnston, Mexican American tenor Tim Gonzales, and baritone and Atascadero High School alum Gabriel Manro.

Tickets available at the door, or online; more information about the concert can also be found online.

Formed in 1984, San Luis Obispo Master Chorale (originally known as Cuesta Master Chorale) is an auditioned all-volunteer community choir that specializes in performing masterworks of choral-orchestral literature from every musical period and style, including contemporary works written especially for the chorale. For more information about the San Luis Obispo Master Chorale, visit their webpage or call (805) 546-3132.