Tulsa Oratorio Chorus 20th Aniversary Season begins November 17, 2012 with Hodie

The almost theatrical sound of Hodie, a Vaughan Williams cantata, will usher in the holiday choral season with a delightful musical presentation of the Christmas story. The eloquent Mass of the Children rounds out this program, featuring the unmistakable Rutter sound. The Holland Hall and Tulsa Children’s Chorus join TOC for this festive program. TOC takes this concert to New York City’s Carnegie Hall the week following this Tulsa concert.  

Read what Jame’s Watts says in the Tulsa World about Hodie:  “Hodie could become a new oratory tradition” 12/7/2010.

Tickets are General Admission and are available online or buy calling call 918-596-7111.

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2012-2013 TOC Concerts Concert 1, 20th Anniversary Season Opening Concert, Saturday, November 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 403 S n, Tulsa, OK. Ralph Vaughan Williams “Hodie “This Day”, A Christmas Cantata and John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children”.


Come Away to The Skys: A High Lonesome Mass

TOC at Cain’s Ballroom, November 1st!

The TOC Chamber Chorus presents “A High Lonesome Mass”,  an exciting new work written by our own Artistic Director, Dr. Tim Sharp.

After the successful private performance this past summer of Dr. Sharp’s composition, it became clear public performance should be scheduled. This event is Thursday, November 1, at Tulsa’s fantastic and historic Cain’s Ballroom.

This collection of music is a winsome set of folk-hymn arrangements originating in the mid-nineteenth century collections of the Sacred Harpand Southern Harmony, and organized around a significant liturgy of the church. The hymnbooks from which this music is found were unique to the southern region of the United States. The work incorporates banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin and double-bass, and the 25 voices of the TOC Chamber Chorus.

Tickets are General Admission and are available online or by calling 1-866-977-6849. Advance purchase is encouraged due to limited seating. This is an all-ages event.

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Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass. Bluegrass Chorus and Band, BarBQ, Gospel Squares Exhibition & More! Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:30 PM. Cain’s Ballroom, 423 North Main Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74103. Phone: (918) 584-2306. Doors open at 6:45pm. Tickets: $20 + fees.

Coming up Next, December 2nd: Holiday Side by Side with Area Student Musicians

Tulsa Symphony & Tulsa Oratorio Chorus perform Holiday Side by Side with area high school and college musicians.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Chapman Music Hall
December 2, 2012 at 2 p.m.

Area high school and college musicians and singers will perform a concert of choral and instrumental Christmas music, side by side with Tulsa Symphony and Tulsa Oratorio Chorus. Conducted by Dr. Tim Sharp, this year’s performance, “The Colors of the Season,” will include such classical traditions as the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah and the Vivaldi Gloria, as well as other choral music appropriate for the holiday season.

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