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The Orpheus Club of Philadelphia

Celebrating 150 Years of Harmony and Heritage

Learn how to become an Associate Member today!

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Associate
Members

Upcoming Concerts 
and Events 

History of The Orpheus
Club of Philadelphia

Mark 
Your
Calendars!

Apr 20

2024

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Orpheus Club

Quartet Contest

Apr 20

8:00pm

Orpheus 

Clubhouse

Reserve Tickets

May 4

2024

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Spring

Concert

May 4

3:00pm

Devon Horseshow

Grounds

Reserve Tickets

May 4

2024

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Spring Concert

Afterglow

May 4 (Rain date May 5)

6:00pm

Devon Horseshow
Grounds

Reserve Tickets

Our History

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.

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2023-2024 Concert Season

Christmas Concert

Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

8:00pm

Midwinter Concert

23rd Street Armory

Saturday, March 2, 2024

8:00pm

Spring Concert

Devon Horse Show Grounds

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Rain Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024

3:00pm

Orpheus events are open ONLY to Associate Members and their guests – do renew your membership today so that you can stay up-to-date with our activities and register for tickets and events online as soon as invitations launch. We look forward to celebrating with you this season!

OC 150th Anniversary Gala

On October 15th 2022, more than 400 Orpheus Club associate members, singing members, friends, and family congregated at the Union League of Philadelphia to celebrate the Orpheus Club of Philadelphia's 150th Anniversary Anniversary Gala Ball. 

 

Check out the highlight video to relive this simply unforgettable evening! 

 

And mark your calendars for our upcoming Masquerade Ball at the Orpheus Clubhouse on October 28, 2024.

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"Yours in Song"

The Orpheus Club email newsletter produced on a monthly(ish) basis while the club is in season October through May.

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February 2022

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Twelfth
Night
Revels

An irreverent and humorous musical production not to be missed!

Please join the Orpheus Club for the 2024 Twelfth Night Revels!  Shows begin at 8:30pm except where indicated. Clubhouse opens 45 minutes prior to showtime.  Beer & wine served before each performance. Full afterglow with open bar and sumptuous food selections after each show!​

For reservations, log in to your Orpheus account at www.orpheusclub.org/login and click "View Upcoming Events", and select the performance you would like to attend. You may also email requests to office@orpheusclub.org, or call Club Manager Charlotte Calmels at 215-641-1872. Seating will be confirmed and emailed to you in advance of the shows. Reservations will be on a first come, first served basis. Each Associate Membership entitles you to two (2) tickets for a Revels performance. Please see the performance dates and times listed below

New this season: Associate Members attending Revels performances will be able to reserve and pay for full a la carte dinner at the Union League of Philadelphia in either the casual Café Meredith or the elegant 1862 by Martin Hamann.

 5:30pm seating recommended to allow for ample time to enjoy dinner before each performance. 

 

Note that dinner service at the Orpheus Clubhouse will resume this year.

2024 Revels Performance Dates

26

January

Fri 8:30pm

27

January

Sat 8:30pm

28

January

Sun 2:00pm

01

February

Thu 8:30pm

02

February

Fri 8:30pm

03

February

Sat 8:30pm

08

February

Thu 8:30pm

09

February

Fri 8:30pm

10

February

Sat 8:30pm

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