PSC presents Carmina Burana and hosts first High School Choir Festival

(Portland, OR) Tickets are now available through for the first Portland High School Choral Festival and performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” on Saturday, May 20 at Grant High School.

Experience an evening of choral excellence as the Portland Symphonic Choir hosts the first Portland High School Choir Festival at Grant High School. Featuring over 150 singers from Portland Public High Schools under the direction of Portland Symphonic Choir’s Artistic Director Dr. Steven Zopfi. These students will work with Zopfi during the week of May 15, including a retreat evening of intense choral music study and rehearsal. The culminating performance on May 20 is sure to leave you inspired by both the talented youth and Portland Symphonic Choir.

The second half of the concert presents the Portland Symphonic Choir’s performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with visual effects including special lighting and movement by a local dance group.

Both choirs will perform in front of a new, unique sound shell designed, engineered and constructed by students in Grant High School’s Audio Engineering and Theater Tech classes this year for this performance with Portland Symphonic Choir.

Featuring regionally known soloists, soprano Cameron Griffith Herbert, tenor Jose Luis Munoz, and baritone Anton Belov, and performed with some of Portland’s best instrumentalists, this presentation of Orff’s “Carmina Burana” will be thrilling.

This performance will be Dr. Steven Zopfi’s last as Artistic Director of Portland Symphonic Choir. The Choir is excited to make his last concert an exciting performance for our dedicated patrons, choir alumni and new audience members alike.

This performance is made possible by the generosity of the Collins Foundation and is supported by All Classical Portland and the Oregon Arts Commission.

Students work on the construction of the sound cloud that will be used in the May 20, 2017 performance at Grant High School