Tulsa Chorale 2019-2020 Season


Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Hodie

November 23, 2019
First Baptist Church, 403 S Cincinnati Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103
7:30 pm

“People like to say ‘Christmas begins for me…” and then they add something nostalgic or otherwise meaningful to their personal story and experience. For me, Christmas begins when I hear Ralph Vaughan Williams’ magnificent oratorio, Hodie.”  Tim Sharp

Purchase tickets here.

Ralph Vaughan Williams composed Hodie very late in his life – in 1954 at the age of 82 – and as a result, this work represents a synthesis of all of his other great choral works. Elements of each work can be heard throughout the performance. It was his last major choral/orchestral composition, and it premiered as part of the historic Three Choirs Festival at Worcester Cathedral on September 8, 1954. It is the quintessential Christmas and seasonal choral oratorio, combining the sacred and secular in a mash-up that has become the annual ritual of all that is Christmas.

Vaughan Williams dedicated Hodie to his friend, composer Herbert Howells. It is written in 16 movements for chorus, children’s choir, organ, and orchestra, plus tenor, baritone and soprano soloists. 

Tulsa Chorale is proud to partner with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma! For every ticket sold to this performance, $1 will be donated. $1 = 4 meals

In addition, any audience member who brings FIVE canned items will be entered to win a pair of tickets to one of the chorus’ spring performances!


Celebrating Choral Music by Today’s Leading Women Composers

March 21, 2020

Cascia Hall, 2520 S Yorktown Ave, Tulsa, OK 74114

7:30 pm

Featuring the choral music of Andrea Ramsey, Joan Szymko, Rosephanye Powell, Chen Yi, Patti Drennan, and Jocelyn Hagen (with the composers in residence)

Purchase tickets here.


Revolutionaries

May 9, 2020

Cascia Hall, 2520 S Yorktown Ave, Tulsa, OK 74114

7:30 pm

Mass in C by Ludwig van Beethoven (250th anniversary of the composer’s birth) and great choral settings of music from The Beatles (60th anniversary celebration)

Purchase tickets here.


*Tickets may also be purchased in person or by phone from the Tulsa Performing Arts Center ticket office, 918-596-7111, 101 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74120.