Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' and James McCarthy's '17 Days' are performed by Crouch End Festival Chorus under David Temple, with London Orchestra da Camera Brass and Percussion Ensemble, Coldfall School Choir and Rhodes Avenue School Choir, plus pianists Peter Jaekel and Paul Ayres.
(McCarthy's '17 Days' explores a story that dominated the international news in 2010: the plight of 33 Chilean miners who waited 17 long days for rescue, trapped hundreds of feet below ground by the collapse of the mine where they toiled. McCarthy uses carefully selected poetry by Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Mew and Rupert Brooke, along with a specially commissioned sonnet by Carol Lashof, to explore the shifting emotional landscape of this poignant and uplifting story. Words from the King James Bible begin and end the work, encapsulating the overall theme of resurrection and hope.)
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