Bluegrass & Barbecue


Nothing raises a big smile like bluegrass music and you will smile through the evening when you join TOC on Thursday, July 26, 2012, for a very special event.  For your tax-deductible contribution of $100, you can have a seat at the table as the TOC Chamber Chorus will perform a private concert of an exciting new work written by our own Artistic Director, Dr. Tim Sharp.  In his new composition, Come Away to the Skies: a High Lonesome Mass, Tim took traditional hymns in the Sacred Harp tradition and put them in the framework of the traditional Latin mass.  The work incorporates banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin and double-bass, and the 25 voices of the TOC Chamber Chorus, performing in the round.  In addition to the musical feast, you will be treated to fine barbeque catered by Dickey’s Barbeque.

This special performance will occur at the Great Hall in the Bernsen Community Center, 700 S. Boston Ave., across the street from First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tulsa.  Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for conversation with friends and complimentary wine.  Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. with music following.

Reservations are required.  For each seat you would like to reserve, send your check for $100 to the TOC Office, 111 East First Street, Suite 1, Tulsa, Oklahoma  74103-2817.  Note that your contribution is for the “Bluegrass fundraiser.”  Deadline for reservations is July 19, 2012.

Dress is “Bluegrass chic.

TOC to Perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor in Final Concert of 2011/2012 Season

Tulsa Oratorio ChorusTulsa Oratorio Chorus is pleased to announce the final concert of the 2011/2012 season.

Tulsa Oratorio Chorus will perform Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Boston Avenue Methodist Church in downtown Tulsa. The Chorus will offer J.S. Bach’s (1685-1750) “B Minor Mass”. Widely regarded as the composer’s greatest choral masterpiece, this work represents a sampling of the German master’s compositional technique in practically every area of his considerable lifetime of creative achievements. Musicians from the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will help bring this stunning work to life. The beauty of Boston Avenue Methodist Church serves as the perfect setting for this concert.

For tickets, call 918-728-8600 or go to the tickets page. Group rates are available.

Tickets for the concert are $20 and may be purchased by calling 918-728-8600 or going to the tickets page.  Group rates are available.

Final TOC 2011-2012 Season Auditions

Dr. Tim Sharp, Artistic Director for Tulsa Oratorio Chorus will be holding final auditions for the 2011-2012 season on Saturday, December 3rd, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Boston Avenue Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave in Tulsa.

 Bring a prepared song of your choice, such as a hymn or folk song. An accompanist will be provided.  Also expect a short sight reading exercise.

To set up a time, contact Tim Sharp at

If accepted, attendance is expected beginning with the December 5th rehearsal at 7:00 p.m.