Tulsa Chorale is thrilled to announce our upcoming season, featuring the following four performances. Tickets on sale soon!
October 22, 7:30 pm, TU Lorton Performance Center
Tulsa Chorale opens its fall season with Love Songs. The program begins with American composer Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Songs, inspired by five Hebrew poems by the composer’s wife, Hila Plitmann. Maureen O’Boyle is the featured violin soloist. The program ends with Johannes Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer (or Love Song Waltzes), a set of eighteen songs originally set for four vocal soloists, but performed chorally by the chorale. William Roger Price and Cathy Venable are featured pianists.
November 20, 2:00 pm, Saint John’s Episcopal Church
Featuring two works accompanied by organ keyboard: First, J. S. Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude – a motet of eleven movements for five voices. Set from the Lutheran hymn tune Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my Joy), it appears in various ways in choral settings. The final work in the program is Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb – a cantata for choir, soloists, and organ. Texts are from Christopher Smart’s poem depicting praise and worship from all God’s creatures. The featured organist in this performance is Joseph Arndt, Music Director at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Tulsa.
Hope & Glory
March 10, 7:30 pm, Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
The Chorale’s first spring performance begins with the noble Mass in G Minor by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The first distinctly English mass since the sixteenth century, it has a sumptuous Impressionistic feel throughout. The work features two SATB choirs, and is accompanied by portative organ. The final work in the program is Randall Thompson’s Frostiana – a set of seven country songs accompanied by piano. Cathy Venable is featured as mezzo-soprano, pianist and continuo organist for this performance.
Sing in Spring
April 28, 7:30 pm, Holy Family Cathedral
The final performance in the 2022-23 Tulsa Chorale season features a cappella choral singing and choral pieces accompanied by piano – all with the theme of spring. The first half of the concert is a set of unaccompanied choral pieces, including settings by Fissinger, Whitacre and Parker. The centerpiece is the lovely Robert Schumann’s Ziegeunerleben – or a gypsy’s life – which begins the final set accompanied by piano. Selections in the accompanied section include pieces by Barber, Copland and Hagenberg. The final composition is the lovely A Jubilant Song – a tour-de-force choral/piano piece by Norman Dello Joio. The concert features four compositions by female composers, and accompanied pieces are played by Cathy Venable, pianist.