Our Mid-Winter Concert
Please let us know which night you would like to attend our concert so that we may make accurate arrangements with the venue. Your response is not binding and only one response is necessary per Associate Membership.
The Orpheus Club of Philadelphia
Welcome to our 146th season of great music, hearty laughter and good friends! Our three formal concerts will make special evenings for all, delivering festive performances with a touch of Old Philadelphia grace and charm.
Under the leadership of John Shankweiler, we are proud to offer new music and a continual influx of young, talented singers, blended with the songs and performers that are Orpheus favorites.
Ecce Quam Bonum - Our Theme
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”– 133rd Psalm
Wednesday, March 6, 8:30 pm
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Thursday, March 7, 8:30 pm
Our Mid-Winter concert will take place on two consecutive nights. Please let us know which night you plan to attend so we can make accurate seating arrangements with the venue.
Our “Songs of the Sea” Bermuda Cruise sets sail July 7, 2019 aboard Celebrity’s “Summit”.
You are invited to join us on a 7 day cruise to Bermuda! Guests will enjoy a private cocktail party every night at sea while being entertained by singing members of the Orpheus Club. You will also be invited to a private party in Bermuda, and a performance in Kinds Wharf for an additional fee.
2019 Cruise To Bermuda
Where: Orpheus Clubhouse
Week #1 – 8:30pm start
Fri Jan 25, Sat Jan 26, Sun Jan 27 (3:30pm matinee)
Week #2 – 8:30pm start
Thu Jan 31, Fri Feb 1, Sat Feb 2
Week #3 – 8:30pm start
Fri Feb 8, Sat Feb 9
Any weather updates will be posted here.
254 S. Van Pelt Street - Orpheus Clubhouse
For Singing Members, our clubhouse is a place where we gather on Mondays to rehearse music. However, Associate Members have occasion to visit the clubhouse multiple times a year. From our pre-concert dinners to our after-concert parties, the clubhouse is the center of life for the Orpheus Club.
Founded in 1872, the Orpheus Club of Philadelphia is one of the longest-standing, independent, male choral societies in America. For nearly a century and a half, the Club has been a prominent fixture in the social and cultural life of the city of Philadelphia.
The Singing Membership consists of approximately eighty active members ranging in age from recent college graduates to men in their eighties and beyond.
The Club gives three formal concerts each year for its Associate Members and their guests in major Philadelphia venues, such as Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and Lincoln Hall in the Union League of Philadelphia. Our repertoire spans classical, jazz and pop, with the Club often debuting new arrangements commissioned for its use. For four weeks each winter, at the Club’s colorful center city house, a select group of Singing Members presents to Singing and Associate Members, an all-original musical satire, the “Twelfth Night Revels”, featuring popular songs specially arranged, comic skits, a loose plot, and elaborate costumes.
Proud of its history, the Orpheus Club continues to thrive and looks eagerly ahead to a bright future.