Charlotte Symphony ends its classics season seductivelyMay 19, 2016
When the Charlotte Symphony Chorus was known as the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, they hooked up on numerous occasions with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in the most popular piece in the classical repertoire, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. More often than not, those collaborations would happen at the end of a season or even at the end of a music director's tenure with the company.
Sure, it's as important to end your season with a bang as it is to start that way, for it's your last shot at convincing fence-sitting newbies in the hall as well as existing subscribers who haven't yet renewed to pony up for next season's concerts. But you can't trot out the "Choral Symphony" every year, can you? Lately, the CSO has found another winning warhorse in their stable, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.