We hope you’ll enjoy this first ever collection of New Orleans Opera Chorus holiday videos. No one knows better than I do that every season our productions feature many talented soloists who combine their voices to produce a glorious and powerful choral sound. We’re still reminiscing about Joan of Arc, performed in the Mahalia Jackson Theater this past February. This film, however, allows our choristers to shine as individual artists. Given free rein to choose music sacred or secular, a cappella or accompanied, they’ve come up with a true listening feast for all of you!
Several accompany themselves on guitar or piano, and some are singing in their native languages or presenting songs that are culturally significant to them. Others are just indulging in pure fun! I hope this video showcase will allow you to get to know more personally several members of the Opera Chorus. We love what we do, and we cannot wait to be together again onstage.
From all of us, to our treasured opera family, we wish you a safe and happy holiday celebration, and a bright and better new year in 2021!
Carol Rausch, Chorus Master
In this season of giving, if you are able to do so, please consider making a special gift to support New Orleans Opera during these difficult times. All donations connected to the chorus holiday video will go directly to supporting our local singers and providing opportunities for them to perform again for you.
To donate, click the Tip Jar button above. Then, after signing in, click the drop down link in Donor Level and choose: Tip Jar! Holiday Chorus Donation.