About the Cult

Cult of Orpheus was founded in 2013 as the transcendental underground music vehicle of Portland composer / poet / songwriter Christopher Corbell.

We are devoted to creating lyrical music, discovering shared meaning, and fostering engaged community.

Cult of Orpheus is Portland’s only all-original opera and art-song company.

In 2018 we have taken an evolutionary step, toward a more stable organization with a core part-time staff. This year we are also building a troupe of singers and a standing chamber ensemble to premiere new works, create original recordings, offer poetic and musical rituals, and deepen the artistic capability of the company.

We are:

Christopher Corbell, Producer / Composer

– creative, executive, mystic, party supplies

Kristi Lovato, Operations Poet
– words, media, data, business ops, improv

Sadie Gregg, Vox Prima
– vocal troupe quality control, mezzo magic

Liberty Broillet, Orchestra Whip
– instrumental music boss, flutistry

Our 2018 troupe brings together the wonderful vocal artistry of baritone Dan Gibbs, mezzo-soprano Sadie Gregg, tenor Ray Jackson, and soprano Joceyln Claire Thomas.

Core ensemble instrumentalists include flutist Liberty Broillet, violinist Chris Fotinakis, oboist Laura Gershman, cellist Betsy Goy, pianist/conductor Erica Melton, harpist Kate Petak, and violist Shadow.