“Today, like every day, we are ruined and lonely. Don’t retreat, fleeing your emptiness through the doorway of thinking. Try making some music instead.” – Rumi Sacred Works I: The Emerald Tablet by Cult of Orpheus
Enjoy this Cult of Orpheus original, from our ongoing Rose City Art Song project, with words by Coleman Stevenson and performance by Jocelyn Thomas and Jen Arnold.
The wait is over! We have a new podcast episode live, in which composer Corbell talks about the first four lines of The Emerald Tablet, and then shares the musical settings that Cult of Orpheus recorded this year. Transcendence sounds great! To follow our rss feed or hear earlier episodes, go to http://www.cultoforpheus.org/podcast/ http://www.cultoforpheus.org/podcast/?name=2018-11-21_cult_of_orpheus_s1e4.mp3
Join us to celebrate and share five years of original, lyrical music, featuring our 2018 troupe and special guest performers. We will be performing material from our first album Sacred Works I: The Emerald Tablet, excerpts from our opera Viva’s Holiday, the opera miniature Daphne, and many other works including world premieres! Featuring our 2018
- June 27, 2018
- Christopher Corbell
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The first album from Cult of Orpheus, described as “fervently beautiful” by Willamette Week, is now available for download, and limited edition compact disc! Sacred Works I: The Emerald Tablet includes the twelve-movement setting of The Emerald Tablet for vocal quartet and string quartet, three settings of early Buddhist verse for baritone and piano, four
Our album release is almost here! Tickets are on sale now. You can also RSVP on our Facebook Event. It has been a joyful journey watching our first album take shape. Our troupe singers have brought not only their vocal talents but also their emotions and artistic insights to rehearsals and sessions. The instrumentalists on
We are two days into a kickstarter to create a professional recording of our original musical setting of The Emerald Tablet. Help us reach our goal and make this record happen! We have to meet the goal this month, and it’s all-or-nothing. There are many perks available including the recording itself, an Emerald Tablet poster,
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Here’s a new video featuring excerpts of our performance of The Emerald Tablet, music and translation by Christopher Corbell. The video features live footage of the concert, photographs taken by Diana Powe, captions of the text, and art from the hermetic alchemy tradition.
Cult of Orpheus will be presenting a program of new vocal music at 7:30 pm on Nov. 28 at The Old Church Concert Hall in Portland. The program will feature a new work for vocal quartet and string quartet (a setting of the classic text of Hermetic mysticism, The Emerald Tablet), excerpts from an opera