Sacred Works I: The Emerald Tablet Available on Bandcamp

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

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On June 23 come celebrate our new album!

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

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Check out our 2018 program guide!

We have some wonderful projects in store this year – two full-length recordings, a dive-bar opera premiere, a 2-act opera workshop, and three concerts. We also have a new team and a new troupe! Check out our 2018 season brochure (PDF) and feel free to share it with your friends who love new lyrical music

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Oregon ArtsWatch reviews “The Emerald Tablet”

Oregon ArtsWatch music writer Brett Campbell has written a detailed account of the recent Cult of Orpheus concert at The Old Church Concert Hall, calling the show “one of the high points of the fall music season” and naming composer Christopher Corbell “one of Oregon’s most vital creative artists.” Click on over to read the

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New Live Recording: Venus Novena for String Quartet

“Venus Novena” is a single-movement short work for string quartet, written to accompany aesthetic pole dance. A live performance at Star Theater Portland was recorded on December 16, 2016. The dance was performed by Nikki Diesel. The music is played by Nick Shaddow (viola), Betsy Goy (cello), Chris Fotinakis (violin) and Sharon Cannon (violin). Now

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“Safety Nets” – new Cult of Orpheus single

“Safety Nets” is the first single from the ongoing Cult of Orpheus original project Time-wise Animals. The song displays Americana and folk influence but quickly goes on a through-composed adventure with guitar and cello lines intertwining around the vocals. The text, an original sonnet, is a symbolic exploration of failed social safety nets, represented by

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All Classical Portland NW Previews Interview

Last week Christopher Corbell spoke with Andrea Murray on All Classical Portland’s NW Previews program about the forthcoming Cult of Orpheus album/chapbook Time-wise Animals. The August 17 Cult of Orpheus Summer Concert at The Old Church Concert Hall will include a pre-release performance of album in entirety, and there may even be advance copies available.

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