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Southern Heat

  • Cathedral Guadalupe 2215 Ross Avenue Dallas, TX, 75201 United States (map)

Imagine a fusion of Central and South American, rhythms, 16th century European polyphony, and Cuban and African influences. This is the music of our exciting opening concert: motets and villancicos from Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico from the 16th & 17th centuries. This concert will feature Orpheus Chamber Singers, fabulous soloists, original choreography, and virtuoso instrumentalists from across the country all in the grand space of Cathedral Guadalupe. Our period instrument orchestra will include cornetti (a cross between a trumpet and oboe), sackbuts, numerous percussion instruments, theorbo, baroque guitar, strings, and organ continuo. Thrilling, grand, humorous, intimate, once-in-a-life-time: this is a perfect way to start our 25th anniversary season.

Orpheus is thrilled to be joined by musicians from Tesserae Baroque, Texas Camerata, and Early Music faculty from the University of North Texas. Original choreography for this concert will be created by the Herrera Dance Project.

Advance Tickets: $40/Adults, $30/Seniors, $10/Students
At the door: $45/Adults, $35/Seniors, $10/Students
All general admission seating


Matthew Dirst, organ
Donna Hall, viola
Karen Hall, cello
Drew Lang, percussion
Paul Leenhouts, recorder
Michael McNicholas, percussion
Arash Noori, theorbo
Alexandra Opsahl, cornetto
Mack Ramsey, sackbut
Erik Schmalz, sackbut
Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto
Héctor Alfonso Torres, guitar
Kristin VanCleve, violin
Grace Wollett, violin

Paige Aleman
Emily Cahill
Kayla Esquivel
Madi Frampton-Herrera
Favian Herrera Jr.
Jonathan Langley
Kwame Lily
Juan José Rodriguez