Chocolate Jesus live featuring John Presnell

As 2012 drew to a close, the orchestra threw a dark holiday party inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Santa Claus, as portrayed by John Presnell, explains why he doesn’t go to church in this classic Tom Waits song.

Lady Rizo sings Maybe This Time

On Halloween 2011, This Ambitious Orchestra celebrated its birthday at (le) Poisson Rouge in New York City with a glam rock interpretation of the movie and musical Cabaret. Here’s Lady Rizo bringing down the house with Maybe This Time.