It is your opportunity to “Experience Orpheus” this holiday season. The Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix continues its 88th season by presenting “Holidays with Orpheus” with a series of concerts, including one in Mesa tomorrow, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St.
This year’s “Holidays with Orpheus” concerts will offer newer, lively repertoire like “Hodie! Alleluia!” along with classics recognized by all including “Silent Night,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and “Jingle Bell Rock.” There will also be a bit of fun with “Jing-a-Ling, Jing-a-Ling.” Plan on joining in an audience sing-along featuring everyone’s favorite Christmas carols.
The Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix—Arizona’s longest-standing, continuously performing choral arts organization—made its debut on Christmas morning 1929 on KTAR-AM and has delighted audiences in venues large and small throughout Arizona and beyond with a diverse mix of classical and popular music. Throughout its rich 87-year history, Orpheus has gained international acclaim on tours throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The chorus has also toured in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, been featured in radio and TV broadcasts, and has sung the National Anthem at professional sporting events and for dignitaries, including John F. Kennedy.
The group has excelled under the baton of Dr. Brook Carter Larson. Prior to becoming artistic director for Orpheus, “Doc” taught choral music education classes at Arizona State University, where he also founded the Sun Devil Singers and the ASU Men’s Chorus.
For event and ticket information, call 602-271-9396 or visit www.orpheus.org.