DARLINGTON Choral Society’s Spring concert comprises two very popular 20th century works on very contrasting subjects.

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, based on 11th, 12th and 13th century texts, covers the fickleness of fortune and the pleasures of drinking, gambling and lust. Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man is subtitled A Mass for Peace and has a range of contrasting music, from the beautiful Benedcictus and Sanctus to the almost-horrific Torches.

The Darlington Choir will be augmented by members of other groups, including the Yarm Choral Society and Richmond Choral Society and the combined choir will number almost 100. Soloists are Lucy hall, Soprano, Paulina Rossi, Mezzo, and Julien Van Mellaerts, Baritone.

The concert takes place in the Sports Hall of the Dolphin Centre, Darlington, on Saturday April 4th, 7.15pm. Tickets are £15 or £5 for students, can be obtained from choir members, the Dolphin Centre or online at www.dchoral.co.uk.