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8:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. Dec. 16, 2018
Messiah at McFarlin
Mcfarlin united methodist church

The Norman PHIL will present selections from Handel’s “Messiah” Part I, which tells of the Old Testament prophecy of Christ’s Advent, and the celestial announcements heralding Christ’s birth which introduces the Nativity. Free admission.


10:00 A.M. and 12:30 P.M. Jan. 18, 2019
Meet the composer - james oliverio
sharp hall, catlett music center, ou campus
educational outreach for norman k-12 schools


3:00 P.m. Jan. 21, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with The music of james oliverio
trumpet concerto no. 1: world house, drawn to the light
guest speakers: dr. Karlos k. hill, dr. george henderson; dr. karl sievers (trumpet soloist)
sharp hall, catlett music center, ou campus

The initial inspiration for the World House Concerto was Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s idea of the World House, our one common planet, the only place people of all races can either learn to live together or "perish as fools" referenced in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 1964. The National Endowment for the Arts funded the World House Project in 2015 as a collaboration between American composer James Oliverio and the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, with additional support from the University of Florida College of the Arts. Tickets can be purchased in advance by phone (405) 325-4101 or in person at the OU Fine Arts Office, 500 W. Boyd Street, Catlett Music Center, Norman.


7:30 P.m. April 19, 2019
The seven last words of christ, THÉODORE Dubois
Mcfarlin united methodist church

McFarlin's Chancel Choir, soloists, members of the Norman Philharmonic, and Pastor Linda Harker share reflections on music from Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ. This work by Dubois tells the story of the Passion, emphasizing the intense aspiration of each human soul, the promise, and accomplishment of God's mercy. Free.


8:00 A.m., 9:30 A.m., or 11:00 A.m. April 21, 2019
easter services
Mcfarlin united methodist church

Celebrate the Easter story with music from the McFarlin Chancel Choir, John Morrow, principal organist playing the Noack Organ, along with the brass and percussion from the Norman Philharmonic. Free.


8:00 P.m. April 25, 2019
ein DEUTSCHES requiem, op. 45, johannes brahms
sharp hall, catlett music center, ou campus

The Norman PHIL and the OU Combined Choirs will present A German Requiem, by Johannes Brahms, sung in English. There is great speculation that the deaths of his friend Robert Schumann (1856) and his mother (1865) inspired Brahms to compose his large-scale work for soprano and baritone soloists, chorus and orchestra, “A German Requiem”.  The text for his opus 45 was assembled by Brahms and taken from the Luther Bible. Originally sung in German on Good Friday, April 10, 1868, in Bremen, Germany, we will present an English version, by Lara Hoggard. A native of Durant, Oklahoma, Dr. Hoggard was the Director of Choral Activities at OU from 1940-1942. Tickets can be purchased in advance by phone (405) 325-4101 or in person at the OU Fine Arts Box Office, 500 W. Boyd Street, Catlett Music Center, Norman.