Tulsa Chorale will kick off Tulsa’s holiday concert season with its November 23 performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Christmas cantata, “Hodie.” The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Tulsa’s First Baptist Church, 403 S Cincinnati Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103.

“People like to say, ‘Christmas begins for me…” and then they add something nostalgic or otherwise meaningful to their personal story and experience. For me, Christmas begins when I hear Ralph Vaughan Williams’ magnificent oratorio, Hodie,” says Dr. Tim Sharp, Artistic Director for Tulsa Chorale.

Tulsa Chorale is excited to partner with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma for this performance. For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated. In addition, any audience member who brings five canned items will be entered to win a pair of tickets to one of the chorus’ spring performances. Following the event, chorus members will deliver and check and all canned items to the food bank.

Hodie is written in 16 movements for chorus, children’s choir, organ, and orchestra, plus tenor, baritone and soprano soloists. Tulsa Chorale’s performance will feature the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the Tulsa Chorale Children’s Chorus, and area soloists Dr. Kim Childs (TU), Dr. Michelle Eiler (ORU) and Dr. David Howard (OU).

Tickets are 25 dollars for adults, 20 dollars for seniors, 10 dollars for students and may be purchased by visiting www.tulsachorus.com or eventbrite.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person or by phone from the Tulsa Performing Arts Center ticket office, 918-596-7111, 101 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74120.