Buy tickets now for TOC’s first concert on October 29th

The first concert of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus’ 2016-2017 season is coming up, and will be on October 29th at 7:30. For more information about the concert and tickets, see below:

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The choral sound of bluegrass, shape note singing, and gospel music combine in this choral celebration of the music of Appalachia and early America. This concert features the bluegrass mass of TOC’s own Tim Sharp, along with the newly commissioned Dear Appalachia by Timothy Powell and additional gospel music settings.

TOC: High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass: Come Away to the Skies
Saturday, 10/29/16
7:30PM CDT
Lorton Performance Center
Tulsa, OK

Presenter: Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
Show Dates: Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Purchase 2016-2017 Tickets

You can now purchase tickets for the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus’ 2016-2017 season! Single event tickets are now available through MyTicketOffice.com. Tickets to the two TSO events, Home for the Holidays and Brahms Requiem can be purchased from TSO at TulsaSymphony.org.

 

October 29, 2016   7:30 PM

High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass: Come Away to the Skies

by Wes Ramsay and Tim Sharp

Lorton Performance Center/University of Tulsa

The choral sound of bluegrass, shape note singing, and gospel music combine in this choral celebration of the music of Appalachia and early America. This concert features the bluegrass mass of TOC’s own Tim Sharp, along with the newly commissioned Dear Appalachia by Timothy Powell, and additional gospel music settings.

October 29, 2016    7:30 PM

Purchase High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass tickets here. 

Glorias” of Christmas

by Antonio Vivaldi and Francis Poulenc

Lorton Performance Center/University of Tulsa

Justifiably one of Vivaldi’s best-known works, Gloria was only rediscovered well into the 20th century but has quickly become a worldwide seasonal favorite. It is a sumptuous and exciting choral/orchestral experience. Francis Poulenc’s composition of the same Gloria text pays tribute to Vivaldi’s rhythms, but in an entirely different, but still exciting, tonal and rhythmic language. These two works celebrate the season with vocal fireworks and Christmas color.

December 15, 2016   7:30 PM

Purchase Glorias tickets here. 

Solomon

by Georg Frederic Handel

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church

One of Handel’s lesser-known oratorios, the double-chorus Solomon is exceptionally rich in musical beauty, with dramatic expressions of faith, love, goodness, and humanity. Of Handel’s many oratorios, the composer Felix Mendelssohn was particularly devoted to Solomon. You will see and hear why in this rare performance.

February 18, 2017   7:30 PM

Purchase Solomon tickets here. 

If you are unable to purchase season tickets at this time, please consider making a tax deductible donation to TOC by clicking here to join the Crescendo Society.

2016-2017 Tulsa Oratorio Chorus Season Announcement

Announcing the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus 2016-2017 season.

October 29, 2016   7:30 PM

High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass: Come Away to the Skies

by Wes Ramsay and Tim Sharp

Lorton Performance Center/University of Tulsa

The choral sound of bluegrass, shape note singing, and gospel music combine in this choral celebration of the music of Appalachia and early America. This concert features the bluegrass mass of TOC’s own Tim Sharp, along with the newly commissioned Dear Appalachia by Timothy Powell, and additional gospel music settings.

December 15, 2016   7:30 PM

Glorias” of Christmas

by Antonio Vivaldi and Francis Poulenc

Lorton Performance Center/University of Tulsa

Justifiably one of Vivaldi’s best-known works, Gloria was only rediscovered well into the 20th century but has quickly become a worldwide seasonal favorite. It is a sumptuous and exciting choral/orchestral experience. Francis Poulenc’s composition of the same Gloria text pays tribute to Vivaldi’s rhythms, but in an entirely different, but still exciting, tonal and rhythmic language. These two works celebrate the season with vocal fireworks and Christmas color.

February 18, 2017   7:30 PM

Solomon

by Georg Frederic Handel

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church

One of Handel’s lesser-known oratorios, the double-chorus Samson is exceptionally rich in musical beauty, with dramatic expressions of faith, love, goodness, and humanity. Of Handel’s many oratorios, the composer Felix Mendelssohn was particularly devoted to Solomon. You will see and hear why in this rare performance.

April 8, 2017   7:30 PM

A German Requiem

by Johannes Brahms

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

A work of great humanity and hope, Brahms’ A German Requiem stands as one of the greatest monuments of all choral/symphonic composition. This is a requiem for the living; a personal statement by the composer of inspiration and blessedness. This choral masterpiece explores the depths of consolation and celebrates the heights of joy.

 

TOC Fundraiser for our portative organ

As you probably know, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus is a non-profit choir comprised of auditioned volunteer singers of all ages, professions, and walks of life. Unlike some of the unionized arts groups in our area, we don’t have a performance space to call our home. On one hand this can be fun, as it allows us to perform in many beautiful venues throughout the city and bring our music to people in different areas. However, it can also set some limitations on our repertoire, as many large choral works call for organ accompaniment and there are only a few organs in Tulsa.

We have found a solution to this problem in our new portative. A portative is a small organ that can be easily transported and stored. It opens up many more opportunities for us in terms of both music choice and performance locations, and also allows our wonderful accompanist to take the stage with us rather than hiring a separate organist. We purchased the portative in January and have already used it with great success in our performance of Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War”!

TOC is asking for your donations to help us make the payments on this fantastic new instrument. We are looking forward to using it as we strive to bring beautiful music to as many people in the Tulsa area as we can.  Please contribute to the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus by becoming an “organ donor”!

Click here for more information, or click below to donate!