Phantom of the Opera
Experience the riveting drama of the 1925 silent horror film Phantom of the Opera featuring Lon Chaney as the mad, disfigured composer whose passionate obsession for Christine leads to murderous love. The Orpheus Choir, complemented by organist Edward Moroney’s inspired improvisations, performs a live, original choral soundtrack crafted for this macabre cinematic classic.
Edward Moroney, organ
Friday October 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd
Rejoice in the spirit of the season with Orpheus, the Hannaford Street Silver Band and JUNO-nominated jazz and gospel songstress Jackie Richardson for a glorious Christmas celebration.
The Gospel according to Jackie
Hannaford Street Silver Band
Tuesday December 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge
Sound of Eternity:
Bach Mass in B Minor
Bach’s majestic Mass in B Minor meets German filmmaker Bastian Clevé’s dramatic film The Sound of Eternity, a lush visual interpretation of Bach’s masterpiece. Mirroring the grand emotional span of the Mass, Clevé’s 27 short episodes move from alpine mountains to glaciers to peaceful valleys and pulsating metropolitan cities. A Canadian premiere, this breathtaking choral and cinematic tour-de-force offers a powerful meditation on the circle of life.
A Multi-Media Canadian Premiere!
Anita Krause, mezzo; Geoff Sirett, baritone
Jennifer Krabbe, soprano; Charles Sy, tenor
Orpheus Choir, Chorus Niagara, Talisker Players
Sunday March 6, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.
Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St E
Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made on:
The Lyrical Shakespeare
Revel in the genius of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies and sonnets through words, music and song featuring Stratford Festival star Geraint Wyn Davies. Orpheus’ season finale spotlights the choral-drama No Mortal Business, a stirring and visionary creation by Canadian composer Allan Bevan, inspired by The Tempest and performed on the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard.
A theatrical evening of dark mysticism, spritely illusion and lyrical beauty.
Geraint Wyn-Davies, actor
Saturday April 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St W