AAPS high school students to perform with Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

This spring, a large group of choir students from three Ann Arbor high schools will join with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Carl Orff’s monumental cantata Carmina Burana. Members of the A Cappella choirs from Pioneer, Huron and Skyline high schools are preparing for the performance, along with members of Measure for Measure, the Boychoir of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale. 

In addition to studying one of the most popular symphonic works of all time, these students will gain valuable exposure to the voices of highly trained opera singers who will perform solo roles in the work.

“This performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana provides a unique opportunity for high school singers from across the district to collaborate, alongside professionals from the A2SO and operatic world,” said Steven Lorenz, Director of Choirs at Pioneer High School and director of Measure for Measure, the 85-voice men’s community choir.

“We’re thankful to the Ann Arbor Symphony for bringing the high school arts community together for this shared performance,” he added. “This is the fourth such collaboration in the past decade, and we’re very appreciative of the opportunity they are providing for our students.”

The Ann Arbor Symphony’s performance of Carmina Burana will be part of the orchestra’s concert at 8 p.m. on April 21 at Hill Auditorium.

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