Orpheus 1989-2014

The Orpheus 25th Anniversary event
was a huge success!

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The Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society (OHFS) is proudly celebrating its 25th year anniversary with a unique event that will take place on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the Castle Multi-Venue, 632 North Dearborn in Chicago.

The program for the 25th year event will include dance and music performances, one-of-a-kind live Greek traditional music as well as Greek pop music featuring a well-known DJ in the Greek community. Castle is a multi-level venue which will provide Orpheus the opportunity to present a grand cultural display of the many different talents of its members. Also included are full dinner buffet and amazing visuals for all to enjoy.

Tickets are $65 for adult and $45 for children 12 years and under (includes unlimited soft drinks and cash bar).

This event will serve not only as a memorable celebration of the accomplishments and contribution of Orpheus to the Greek-American community, but will also be a major fundraising effort to keep the dance, singing, and music programs sustained for many years to come.
During the 25th Anniversary event, a significant portion of the proceeds will result from sponsorships from organizations, businesses and individual donors.
We would like to request your participation in this endeavor by completing the sponsorship form with the amount that you would like to offer.  All donations are tax deductible.

The OHFS has kept its promise and commitment 25 years ago by establishing a cultural program that is known for its quality and professionalism. Our programs include:

• The Orpheus Dance Troupe strives to provide its 70 adult members, 30 Nea Genia members and 100 youth members with opportunities to broaden their Greek folk experience through dance instruction, performances, workshops and conferences.

• Apprentice Instructor Program. A program designed to train dance instructors to meet the needs of our expanding youth membership. There are currently 12 instructors that support the youth and adult programs. All instructors attend workshops in the US, Canada and Greece and guest instructors from these regions have been featured at the groups’ practices.

• The Orpheus Music Ensemble is a group of musicians, taught by professional music instructors, that features folk and popular musical instruments. The music ensemble accompanies the Orpheus dance troupe at performances, but also makes independent appearances. The group has made excellent progress in the past few years, and is a dynamic, integral part of the dance troupe. This is one of the few programs, outside of Greece, that affords young adults the opportunity to connect with their heritage via studying and performing traditional Greek folk music.

• Singing/Choral Program This program utilizes a professional singing instructor to further develop the singing/choral abilities of the entire group.

• Costume Collection. As the youth and adult groups grow, the need for purchasing additional costumes as well as maintaining and storing them is essential.