RCMC wins 2023 State Arts Award for Organizational Achievement

Upcoming Engagements

Previous events

Apr13

Andrew Lippa's Unbreakable

Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., Omaha, NE 68102

Join the River City Mixed Chorus and their special guests as they perform Unbreakable, written by Tony Award-nominated American composer Andrew Lippa. This epic choral and theatrical work first premiered in 2018 during the 40th anniversary season of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Now, RCMC, in its own 40th season, will premiere the mixed chorus version of Lippa’s musical journey that spans 12 decades of LGBTQ+ history. The 14-movement, multi-media composition brings into focus unsung heroes, tragedies and triumphs, and ultimately the resilient spirit of a community that can only be described as unbreakable.

Dec9

Forty Years of Fa La La

Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Donning our gay apparel and musical sparkle is a 40-year tradition for the River City Mixed Chorus, who performed their first holiday show in 1984. This year is no different as more than 140 singers take stage to perform 40 Years of Fa La La. This much anticipated holiday show features RCMC’s unique blend of delightful harmonies and choreographed shenanigans as they present new favorites and old classics! Expect the quiet joy of a cappella carols and exuberant rush of trumpets and timpani. Come help us celebrate 40 years, and fa-la-la into your holiday season with joy, love, and music!

Dec3

Christmas at the Cathedral

St. Cecilia Catholic Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St., Omaha, NE 68131

This year's Christmas at the Cathedral is an exciting fusion of the old and new. Centered around J.S. Bach's famous advent cantata, No. 140 "Wachet Auf," the program will also include the world premiere of David Gardner's O Magnum Mysterium. Bookending this pairing of an iconic staple of the canon and a new composition are new arrangements of very old carols. Fresh takes on "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," "Angels from the Realms of Glory," and "Sussex Carol" will complement traditional arrangements of "O Come, Emmanuel" and "What Sweeter Music." Capping off this classical Christmas will be Conrad Susa's A Christmas Garland, featuring carols for audience participation. Come prepared for a heart-warming kick-off to your Christmas season.

$30

Dec1

Christmas at the Cathedral

St. Cecilia Catholic Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St., Omaha, NE 68131

This year's Christmas at the Cathedral is an exciting fusion of the old and new. Centered around J.S. Bach's famous advent cantata, No. 140 "Wachet Auf," the program will also include the world premiere of David Gardner's O Magnum Mysterium. Bookending this pairing of an iconic staple of the canon and a new composition are new arrangements of very old carols. Fresh takes on "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," "Angels from the Realms of Glory," and "Sussex Carol" will complement traditional arrangements of "O Come, Emmanuel" and "What Sweeter Music." Capping off this classical Christmas will be Conrad Susa's A Christmas Garland, featuring carols for audience participation. Come prepared for a heart-warming kick-off to your Christmas season.

$30

Jun11

Love Out Loud

Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street, Omaha, NE 68102

This heartfelt performance centers love in all its forms – deep, powerful, lasting, joyful, and uncontainable. This show features more around 100 singers and a full instrumental combo performing beloved songs from Broadway, film, and traditional choral works, including a celebration of the music of the late Stephen Sondheim. Musical selections include contemporary and timeless tunes from Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, and Westside Story, and Sting’s “Fields of Gold” among other memorable songs.

May9

Mahler, Symphony No. 3

Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE

Mahler’s epic ode to Pan and the ushering in of summer is perfect for May in Omaha, opening with one of the most glorious, jaw-dropping brass fanfares in the symphonic repertoire. With features for mezzo-soprano, women and children’s choruses, trombone and a massive ensemble, you’ll see why Mahler was called back out to the podium twelve times at the premiere, and why the final movement has been described as “the most sublime in all symphonic literature.” A. Barron Breland, chorusmaster.

May8

Mahler, Symphony No. 3

Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE

Mahler’s epic ode to Pan and the ushering in of summer is perfect for May in Omaha, opening with one of the most glorious, jaw-dropping brass fanfares in the symphonic repertoire. With features for mezzo-soprano, women and children’s choruses, trombone and a massive ensemble, you’ll see why Mahler was called back out to the podium twelve times at the premiere, and why the final movement has been described as “the most sublime in all symphonic literature.” A. Barron Breland, chorusmaster.

Mar28

A Pop of Color

Witherspoon Auditorium, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

After a long hiatus, RCMC is excited to return to the Joslyn Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall stage in a performance that intentionally celebrates the strong and enduring partnership of these two amazing Omaha arts organizations. This concert will be a feast for both your ears and eyes as songs from the musical theater and pop genres that celebrate art and color and tell stories through visualization and landscapes are paired with visual works of art focused on self-expression, identity, and each person’s ability to create their own world through artistic expression. In addition to artwork from Joslyn’s permanent collection, A Pop of Color will also incorporate self-portraits from local LGBTQ+ youth. This is a truly unique and special event that you will not want to miss!

Feb29

The Music of Living

St. John's Church (on the Creighton University campus), Omaha, NE

This midterm concert of the Creighton University Chamber Choir will feature incredible repertoire by Daniel Elder, Adolphus Hailstork, Susan LaBarr, and others, all themed around the ups and downs, ins and outs, and joys and pains of this amazing gift we are given - life. Admission is free with a canned good donation to benefit the Siena/Francis House.

Feb15

Batman (1989)

Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE

Tim Burton’s iconic film appears on the big screen, with Danny Elfman’s Grammy Award-winning score performed live-to-picture by your Omaha Symphony! Batman stars Michael Keaton as Gotham’s caped vigilante and Jack Nicholson as his nemesis, The Joker. Résonance, the Creighton University Chamber Choir, and the University Chorus provide the vocals with A. Barron Breland, chorusmaster.

Jun18

On with the Show

Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St, Omaha, NE

I will be conducting the River City Mixed Chorus in a concert of modern Broadway favorites, all centered around themes of resilience, perseverance, and hope. Joined by a full jazz combo and with sprinklings of choreography, it will be an evening of music that will remind you why the RCMC remains Omaha's favorite chorus!

May28

Superheroes!

Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St, Omaha, NE

As part of the Omaha Symphony's Movie Music series, today's big screen comic book superheroes get their power from film score masters Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri, and John Williams. Hear selections from Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, The Avengers, X-Men and more! With great movies comes great music... I will be preparing the versatile Résonance for Maestro Ernest Richardson.