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What’s On? Ashtead Choral Society will be returning to Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1SG, on Saturday 28th April 2012 at 7.30pm, when Paul Dodds will be conducting the choir performing Carl Orff’s magnificent Carmina Burana, last presented by the choir nearly 20 years ago, together with a selection of Brahms’ Liebeslieder. Carmina Burana is the name given to a manuscript of 254 poems and dramatic texts from the 11th or 12th centuries, written principally in medieval Latin by students and clergy. The Liebeslieder (New Love Songs), also known as Neue Liebesliederwalzer, were written by Johannes Brahms and is a collection of romantic pieces written for voices and four hands on the piano. The Neue Liebeslieder were written during the Romantic period between 1869 and 1874. Tickets are priced at £18.00 tiered and floor, £16.00 Balcony, under 18’s half price and can be obtained from the Box Office Manager on 07504 332354.

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Issue 78, Febuary 2012. Never underestimate the importance of community.