Orpheus Club of Philadelphia Christmas Concert

Orpheus Club of Philadelphia Christmas Concert

In a rare instance Philly Mag didn’t run my column in the February Issue because of a beautiful tribute to owner Herb Lipson who passed away. When my column resumes they’re not going to run three holiday columns; One of them is the beautiful Orpheus Club’s Christmas Concert. Photos from this event did run in Philly Style, CBS, and Philly Metro, but I wanted to include them here as many people attending read PhillyChitChat they told me.


Welcome to our 146th season of great music, hearty laughter and good friends! Our three formal concerts will make special evenings for all, delivering festive performances with a touch of Old Philadelphia grace and charm.

Under the leadership of John Shankweiler, we are proud to offer new music and a continual influx of young, talented singers, blended with the songs and performers that are Orpheus favorites.


Annie Tyson and Haleigh Wilkins

The Christmas Concert took place at The Academy of Music on Wednesday, December 13, 2007. The sold out concert was a black tie, glamorous gown affair attracting music lovers of all ages.



Dominic Pepper, Patrick Dobbens, Anthony Smith and Andrew Ma

Heather Aspras and José Izquierdo

John A. Petty, Natanya DiBona and Dawn Petty


Nancy Wallace, Hayley Wallace and James Wallace



Douglas Whisenant and Laurin Fegley

Ann C Whitney, Chris Betterly, Emily Betterly and Nancy Bodden Harris

Jere Mahaffey, Jesse Brooks and Max Pappenheim

J Whitney Hartman = Winning Christmas!!

The Tyler Family: Tom, Harriett, Henry, Lucy and Belinda

The next concert on the Orpheus Club of Philadelphia schedule is the Mid-Winter Concert, held at the Union League of Philadelphia.

The Union League of Philadelphia
Wed., February 28, 2018, 8:30 pm
Thu., March 1, 2018, 8:30 pm

This will be our fourth year at the Union League. Plan to come early and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar in the beautiful rooms adjacent to the amazing Lincoln Ball Room. We are offering TWO concert dates, on back-to-back nights, to accommodate our entire Associate Membership. Details about selecting your performance date will be sent a few weeks before the show.