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2011 – 2012 Season

I Believe: A Holocaust Oratio for TodayI Believe: A Holocaust Oratorio For Today

October 25, 2011 8:00 pm
Roy Thomson Hall

Orpheus joins in the Toronto debut performance of I Believe, by award-winning Canadian composer Zane Zalis. Based on stories shared with Mr. Zalis by Holocaust survivors, I Believe tells an inspired story of the inextinguishable will to survive.

Christmas with AdrianneChristmas with Adrianne

December 21, 2011 7:30 pm
Koerner Hall in the Telus Centre for Performing Arts

Celebrate the holidays with an evening of seasonal cheer featuring Adrianne Pieczonka, one of the world’s most stunning and radiant international operatic sopranos, in Toronto’s premier concert venue, Koerner Hall.

Beethoven, Bevan and the BardBeethoven, Bevan and the Bard

March 4, 2012 3:00 pm
Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E

Orpheus presents the premiere of No Mortal Business, by renowned Canadian composer Allan Bevan. Based on Shakespeare’s last major work, The Tempest, Bevan blends majestic trumpet fanfares, military drums, Gregorian chant, narration, organ, choir and orchestra into a lyrical large-scale creation rich in illusion and meaning. Learn much more about the composition and the historical context of the piece in the Composer’s Note. Together with Beethoven’s powerful and dramatic Mass in C Major, this uplifting concert will both surprise and enchant!

Light and Jazzy... Mass ExplorationLight and Jazzy… Mass Exploration

May 5, 2012 7:30 pm
Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St.

Orpheus breaks out of the box with Toronto premieres of innovative and vibrant masses by famed Hungarian composer Gyorgy Orban and Lithuania’s Vytautas Miskinis.  Join Orpheus for an evening of insight and innovation – music that spirits the space!

2010-2011 Season

Orpheus Cinema II: Peter Pan

Saturday October 30, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Eglinton St George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd.

Back by popular demand and fun for the whole family…the Orpheus Choir presents Orpheus Cinema II, and the enchanting 1924 silent movie classic Peter Pan. This innovative Paramount Pictures adaptation of the J.M. Barrie story was the first-ever film version of the timeless tale of the magical boy who refuses to grow up and his adventures in Neverland with the nefarious pirate Captain Hook. The Orpheus Choir and organist extraordinaire, Edward Moroney, provide a ‘choral soundtrack’ for a moving night out.


A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Tuesday December 21, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Eglinton St George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd.

The ever-popular Dylan Thomas favourite A Child’s Christmas in Wales, narrated by Stratford Festival’s Geraint Wyn Davies, starring as Dylan Thomas in this season’s hit Do Not Go Gentle. Festive and spirited seasonal carols combine with Dylan’s sparkling tale to make this an evening sure to please both you and your friends!


Vancouver Chamber Choir

Wednesday February 23, 2011
Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St.

Orpheus hosts the VCC and conductor Jon Washburn,
on tour in their 40th anniversary year.


Eternal Light

Saturday April 2, 2011 7:30 p.m.
St Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave.

The Canadian premieres of two magnificent new works. Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds’ Passion and Resurrection, for strings, choir and soloists is a powerful meditation on the story of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. This moving work is complemented by Eternal Light: a Requiem, by popular British composer Howard Goodall.



Wednesday May 11, 2011 7:30 p.m.
Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E

Orpheus joins with Chorus Niagara for the Toronto premiere of Canadian composer Imant Raminsh’s passionate new work for choir and orchestra: Quaternity: A Cantata of Seasons, along with John Rutter’s delightful spiritual settings, Feel the Spirit, with powerhouse vocalist Alana Bridgewater.


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