GSCC Member Event
Kulshan Chorus, Cantabile Chamber Choir, Kulshan Youth Choir, Sno-King Community Chorale, and orchestra join forces under the artistic direction of Dustin Willets to perform Carl Orff’s masterpiece cantata, Carmina Burana. Orff selected twenty-four poems from the medieval collection, Carmina Burana, covering a variety of familiar topics: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust. Together these poems and music describe activities along the great “wheel of life” or “wheel of fortune.” As the wheel spins, we may be uplifted in the world. But just as easily, the wheel of life may crush us. The moral is that no one of us is greater than any other, no matter their status. We should treat one another as equals, each struggling for purpose and meaning in the great wheel that is life. We belong to each other.