December 2017 News: Join the Cult!

Opera, poetic song, lyrical chamber music — Cult of Orpheus is one of the few groups out there devoted to creating *new* works in these domains. Our latest newsletter asks for your support – let’s make 2018 amazing, together! Check out the latest newsletter online. Or, jump straight to the Subscribe! page and join the

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Announcing Singers for The Emerald Tablet on Nov. 28

Cult of Orpheus is excited to announce the wonderful singers who will be premiering new music at The Old Church on November 28. The Emerald Tablet, a new work for string quartet and vocal quartet, will feature baritone Damien Geter, tenor Joe Soto, mezzo-soprano Sadie Gregg, and soprano Jocelyn Claire Thomas. Daphne, an opera miniature

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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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The Viva’s Holiday FAQ

As we head into our final four shows of 2016, the makers of Portland’s most user-friendly opera have come up with this list of Frequently Asked Questions. VIVA’S HOLIDAY FAQ 1. Is this a real opera? – YES! 2. Is there a real orchestra? – YES! 3. Is it in English? – YES! 4. Is

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Four more shows, Dec. 14-17! Information on Dec. 8 cancellation

We had a great opening of the 2016 run of Viva’s Holiday! You still have four chances to see this show, which has most recently been recommended by the Portland Mercury as well as Portland Monthly Magazine. Tickets: Wed. Dec. 14: http://tinyurl.com/viva-2016-Dec-14 Thurs. Dec. 15: http://tinyurl.com/viva-2016-Dec-15 Fri. Dec. 16: http://tinyurl.com/viva-2016-Dec-16 Sat. Dec. 17: http://tinyurl.com/viva-2016-Dec-17 DECEMBER

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Press Release: Viva’s Holiday, Portland’s favorite local opera, returns for six nights in December

Summary for event calendars:   Viva’s Holiday: An Opera in One Act   Star Theater Portland • 13 NW 6th Ave   December 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17   9 pm • 21+   http://vivas-holiday.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2016 Portland, Oregon VIVA’S HOLIDAY, A NEW PORTLAND FAVORITE, PLAYS SIX NIGHTS IN DECEMBER Second annual performance also features

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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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Volunteer and make Portland the Underground Opera capital!

Cult of Orpheus needs devoted volunteers to help create a cultural movement around underground opera. We are building crazy cool original works that involve community and utilize the craft of lyrical, poetic music creation to the utmost. We are Portland’s only all-original art song and opera company. We want underground, original opera to be Portland’s

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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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