Commissions

Music that is crafted, lyrical and approachable, words that are poetic – what possibilities can you imagine?

Whether you are underwriting a major artistic project for your community or organization, bringing a magical moment to a special event, or creating a once-in-a-lifetime private gift, a commission for original work by Cult of Orpheus composer Christopher Corbell will manifest beauty and shared meaning.

Wedding commission

Make your event truly unique with a short, original opera scene based on a tale from folklore, mythology, or your own imagination. In the spirit of the Renaissance intermedio, commissioning an original work to premiere at your wedding is the perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Cult of Orpheus can also produce the performance, with set, costume, and instrumentation to match your vision and budget.

Music sample: an excerpt from Daphne: opera miniature in rehearsal:

Artistic Collaborations

From art-song to chamber music to opera, your project or ensemble’s collaboration is welcome. Composer Christopher Corbell’s recent commissions include a string quartet, an opera miniature, and a complete vocal music cycle.

In the fan video below members of the Oregon Symphony perform “Give them space”, commissioned for the Centennial Celebration of Portland’s Keller Auditorium:

Other special event commissions

When you want to go beyond background music and really capture attention, poetic vocal music can bring to your event a sense of shared meaning and a memorable moment of beauty.

Private gift song-settings

Setting a short poem to music is the kind of commission that Christopher Corbell can complete the most quickly and affordably, and its performance can also be arranged with one of our troupe singers to commemorate an anniversary, birthday, or just to create a moment and a new shared memory with someone in your life.


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