Down to earth
SIR, — I read with interest —though tinged with a little sadness — your piece about the first airing of Carl Orff s Carmina Burana by St Albans Bach Choir in St Albans Abbey (Herts Advertiser, November 6). I sang for 25 years with the St Albans Bach Choir
SIR, - I read with interest -though tinged with a little sadness - your piece about the first airing of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana by St Albans Bach Choir in St Albans Abbey (Herts Advertiser, November 6).
I sang for 25 years with the St Albans Bach Choir, latterly as its vice-chairman. During this time I was closely involved with the former Dean, the late, and much-respected, Dr Peter Moore, both in Bach Choir matters and also as vice-chairman of St Albans High School of which he was chairman.
Peter was very clear that Carmina Burana "with its earthy lyrics" was not a suitable piece for performance in the Abbey and he would not permit it to be performed there.
How times have changed. To quote Cicero: "O tempora, o mores" - Oh what times, oh what customs.
Where, oh where are today's boundaries?
- 1 Katherine Ryan and Romesh Ranganathan spotted filming in St Albans
- 2 Hertfordshire grandad who died in A6 Bugatti crash had a 'generous spirit'
- 3 Campaign to keep Chiswell 'green' gains momentum
- 4 How the extent of cost of living crisis hit home at St Albans' CEX store
- 5 Mr Motorsports - the St Albans lawyer with F1 flair
- 6 From Levi's to Leyton Road: Superstar fashionista for over 50s back on shop floor
- 7 Fire broke out at flats above row of shops in How Wood
- 8 Meet the artist behind The Queen's Platinum Jubilee mural in St Albans
- 9 Have you had your council tax rebate yet?
- 10 Pantomime dame from Radlett appears on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent
The Warren, Harpenden.