October 09, 2015
Prayers of Kierkegaard & The Here and Now
TU’s Lorton Performance Center – Tulsa
Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
The great poems of Kierkegaard and Rumi are given added passion in these choral/orchestral settings: Prayers of Kierkegaard by Samuel Barber and The Here and Now by Christopher Theofanidis. Contemporary classical choral expression at its finest, in Tulsa premiere performances of these two works conducted by TOC artistic director Dr. Tim Sharp.
November 21, 2015
Bob Chilcott’s St. John Passion
First Baptist Church – Tulsa
Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Contemporary British composer Bob Chilcott has been called a “hero” of today’s choral music expression. The composer will be in residence with the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus conducting his own composition, St. John Passion, in the retelling of this epic story.
January 30, 2016
Joseph Haydn: Mass in Time of War, and, Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, 4th movement
Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center – Tulsa
Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
This concert features timeless classical choral masterworks that continue to speak to the drama of the human spirit and the urgency for inner and outer peace. In 1796, Joseph Haydn composed what would be one of his most innovative compositions, his Missa in tempore belli, or Mass in Time of War. The most often performed work in the 24-year history of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus is Beethoven’s “Choral Symphony,” Symphony No. 9. This concert presents the final choral movement of the symphony, which is a masterpiece unto itself built around Shiller’s “Ode to Joy.”