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Carmina Burana 1976Dundee Choral Union

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Dundee Choral Union were here augmented by the choirboys from round the corner in St Paul's Cathedral. The orchestra was the usual pro-am combination of local players, led by Jean Wyllie.

The high tenor representing the roasting swan was sung by Michael Goldthorpe - generally seen as a baroque specialist (Rameau, Handel), though he had sung Donizetti at Covent Garden. Soprano Margaret Field was also a newcomer, but would return a few years later when the choir tackled the Missa Solemnis.

The most familiar figure on stage was the baritone John Heddle Nash. He had visited Dundee's King's Theatre (by then the Gaumont) in the fifties and sixties with Carl Rosa and Sadler's Wells. He had returned to the Whitehall Theatre, when that building was restored, with his concert parties performing medlies of Gilbert and Sullivan and later of Viennese operetta. Here he came to the Caird Hall, a venue in which his father had sung several times - also with the Choral Union.

The concert began with Schubert's Mass in G.

Performance DatesCarmina Burana 1976

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Caird Hall | Dundee

21 Mar, 19.30

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