Young people from our AC Academy Choirs will join Armonico Consort’s professional singers and the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra to perform this extraordinary work, made famous most recently by The X Factor, to create a spectacular event.

Inspired by a large collection of secular poems from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the German composer Carl Orff completed Carmina Burana in 1937 and described it as a “scenic cantata” made of “songs for soloists and choruses, accompanied by instruments and magic images”.