Join one of Philadelphia’s most renowned social clubs.
Fill your calendar with evenings of revelry, friendship and song by becoming an Associate Member of the Orpheus Club
Benefits of Associate Membership
Each year Singing Members present a Christmas Concert, a Mid-Winter Concert, and a Spring Concert. These have been held at Verizon Hall, the Academy of Music, and the Union League. Musical selections span choral classics, spirituals, show tunes, American Songbook standards, folk songs, pop favorites, light classical, sea shanties, and novelty tunes. Each Associate Member receives FOUR tickets to each concert.
Tickets to our concerts are not sold individually and are only included, along with other benefits, in Orpheus Club membership.
There are several venues at which Orpheus Associate Members may choose to eat dinner before attending one of our three major concerts. In addition to our usual setup at the Racquet Club and the Acorn Club, for the mid-winter concert only, the Union League is opening their doors to our members.
The Revels is an irreverent musical comedy written and performed by the men of Orpheus at the Clubhouse in Center City. A party follows with a light buffet, open bar, and more music. It’s an evening of pure delight! Each Associate Member can reserve TWO seats to a performance of his/her choosing, subject to availability.
Associate Members may request an Orpheus performance for a private event at their home or organization, for an appropriate donation. Smaller groups, ensembles, or soloists are also available. Contact the Club Office.
Special Member Events
QUARTET CONTEST FINALS
Join us at the OC Clubhouse and judge the best a cappella quartets the Club has to offer. Your votes will decide which quartet has the honor of performing at our next concert. Limited seating, so be sure to reserve promptly via your online membership portal when you receive the email invitation.
NEW MEMBER RECEPTIONS
The Club will host NEW Associate Members and their proposers for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, Orpheus fellowship and song. No cost to attend. Watch for your exclusive email invitation and RSVP via your online membership portal.
This festive event is back, exclusively for Orpheus Members and their guests. Festive holiday décor, dress and cheer, food, bar and Orpheus musician-provided entertainment. Keep an eye out for your invitation!
Associate Members may also reserve up to four spaces for the post-concert festivities at the Clubhouse, on a first-come basis. Make required reservations via the Neon portal and payments by credit card or check. The $35 per attendee charge includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, informal singing and often dancing!
Member Travel & Excursions
Recent excursions like our cruise to Bermuda and international trips to Cuba and Italy are also open for Associate Members to join a once-in-a-lifetime musical exchange and unique Orpheus fellowship.
“Founders Circle” Associate Membership Tier
Each Founders Circle Associate Membership includes:
- Four reserved / labeled seats for all 3 concerts
- Best seating for your preferred Revels night (with two weeks’ notice of your selected performance date)
- Dinner for two at the Orpheus Clubhouse before the Christmas Concert and the Spring Concert
- Dinner for two before your selected Revels performance
- Admission for two to the “afterglow” receptions held at the Orpheus Club-house after the Christmas and Spring Concerts
- Admission for two to your choice of either the Quartet Contest Finals (judged by Associate Members) or the Christmas Party
- Two membership rosettes
- Support listed on “Founders Circle” page in each concert program book
- Additional surprises throughout the concert season.
Dues for Founders Circle Associate Membership are $1,000 which can be paid either in full or in 12 equal monthly installments auto-billed to your credit card.
Ecce Quam Bonum - Our Theme
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”– 133rd Psalm
Terms of Membership
Once you have submitted your application and have received favorable election by the Singing Members, you will be billed for annual dues according to my membership category:
- Founders Circle Associate Member: $1,000
- Associate Member: $495
- Associate Member (under 35 years of age): $395
Dues will be billed in full upon election to the Orpheus Club. Thereafter, membership dues will be billed every 12 months.
These dues will be considered owed if the Member does not resign membership, in writing, to the Club with 30 days of receiving the annual dues bill.
Once accepted, you agree that your Orpheus Club membership will be automatically renewed on September 1st for the next season so long as the Associate Member dues remain the same.
If the Associate Member dues change, you will not be charged until the Orpheus Club contacts you and obtains your approval. You may cancel the auto-renew option at any time by providing written notice to the club office via mail or email at least 30 days before the start of next year’s season on September 1.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions about associate club membership.
Orpheus Club of Philadelphia
254 S. Van Pelt Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103