Oh this is the animal that was never made.

Oh this is the animal that was never made. It was unknown, and yet each trait —its walk, its poise, its neck, even its radiant silent gaze—was loved. It was not. But because they loved it, it became a pure animal. They left space enough. And in that space, clear and set apart, it lightly

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Hundreds of ways

“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

Blue tigers, feet in the flower bed

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.

New podcast episode: The Wind Carries It in Its Belly, S1E4

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

Press Release: Viva’s Holiday Record Release and Concert by Cult of Orpheus

For Immediate Release October 24, 2018 Portland, Oregon VIVA’S HOLIDAY RECORDING TO PROMOTE PORTLAND’S FAVORITE LOCAL OPERA The second album from Cult of Orpheus to be released with a concert performance at the Winningstad Theatre on December 15 Cult of Orpheus, Portland’s all-original opera and art-song company, will release a commercial recording of Viva’s Holiday:

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Celebrate Five Years of New Lyrical Music and Opera!

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

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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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