Concerts Archive

Below is a list of past concerts given by Orpheus Singers. As you can see, we perform frequently and our repertoire is varied. If you would like to receive notice of future concerts why not join our mailing list?

Autumn Concert 2018

St Mary the Virgin Church, Cowes  PO31 8HA

Saturday 3rd November 2018, 7.30pm

CELEBRATION ANTHEMS

Including:
Handel Coronation Anthems:
Zadok the Priest
My Heart is Inditing
The King Shall Rejoice
Purcell Rejoice in the Lord Alway
Charles Stanford O For a Closer Walk with God
Henry Balfour Gardiner Evening Hymn
Herbert Howells Salve Regina
Eric Whitacre This Marriage and Lux Aurumque
Parry I Was Glad


Summer Concert 2018

Christ Church, Totland PO39 0ES

Saturday 9th June 2018, 7.00pm note start time

Mozart – Mass in C Minor K427

Poulenc – Gloria

 

Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor was the composer’s last setting of the Mass (apart from his Requiem, which was unfinished at the time of his death.) The large-scale work, a missa solemnis, is scored for two soprano soloists, a tenor and a bass, double chorus and large orchestra. It remained unfinished, missing large portions of the Credo and the complete Agnus Dei.

As Philip Fryer is unable to conduct this evening’s concert for pesonal reasons, we are delighted to welcome Jonathan Willcocks who has kindly ageed to step in at short notice.

Our soloists this evening are: Jessica Loeb Soprano, Miranda Johnson Soprano , Sammir Savant Tenor  and Martin Johnson Bass.

Tonight’s performance will be accompanied on the organ, played by Peter King, Organist Emeritus of Bath Abbey.

Following the cancellation of our Spring Concert because of bad weather, we are delighted to include also a performance of Poulenc’s Gloria, which was scheduled for that performance. We are fortunate that the soprano soloist for the original performance, Susanna MacRae, will be joining us for this occasion.


Spring Concert 2018

St Catherine’s Church, Ventnor PO38 1SW

Saturday 3rd March 2018, 7.30pm

GLORIA!

 

 

SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Poulenc – Gloria

Plus music from Orpheus Singers’ first concert:

Gibbons – O Clap your hands
Purcell – Hear my prayer O Lord
Lotti – Crucifixus
Duruflé – Ubi caritas
Finzi – My spirit sang all day
Parry – My soul, there is a country
Parry – Never weatherbeaten sail
Harris – Faire is the heaven

This concert was cancelled because of severe weather conditions.

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Autumn Concert 2017

St. Mary’s Church, Brighstone PO30 4QH

Saturday 25th November 2017, 7.30pm

WOLCUM, HEVENÈ KING
Music for the Advent Season
Including:
Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Britten A Hymn to the Virgin
Charpentier Messe de minuit pour Noël
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Spring Concert 2017

St Catherine’s Church, Ventnor PO38 1SW

Saturday 6th May 2017, 7.30pm

THE GRAND ROMANTICS – beautiful choral works from Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn and more.

Programme includes:
Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer
Brahms Geistliches Lied
Mendelssohn Hear my Prayer, O for the Wings of a Dove
Mendelssohn Ave Maria
Schubert The Lord is my Shepherd
Bruckner Os Justi
Bruckner Ave Maria
Rheinberger Abendlied

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Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

st-boniface-bonchurchSt Boniface Parish Church, Bonchurch PO38 1RQ

Sunday 11th December 2016 at 3pm

Join us for our traditional service with carols and readings telling the story of the birth of Christ and the redemption of mankind.

 

Autumn Concert

dove-for-durufleSt. John the Baptist Church, Newport PO30 1EQ

Friday 4th Nov 2016 at 7:30pm

Duruflé Requiem, Bach Lobet den Herrn, Lotti Crucifixus, Mozart Kyrie in D

Concert in support of St. John the Baptist Church’s 2020 Vision project.

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Music from Two Islands - a joint concert with City Chorus

st-catherines-ventnorSt Catherine’s Church, Ventnor PO38 1SW

Saturday 9th July 2016 at 7:00pm

Conducted by PHILIP FRYER and PAUL AYRES
Music by Gabrieli, Victoria, Fauré, Parry and others
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Saints and Flowers

All Saints FreshwaterAll Saints’ Church, Freshwater PO40 9BP

Saturday 25th June 2016 at 7:00pm

Part of the Flower Festival
In aid of Ability Dogs 4 Young People
No tickets: Retiring collection, suggested minimum £5.00 donation
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A Concert of Sacred Music

Quarr AbbeyQuarr Abbey, Ryde PO33 4ES

Saturday 14th May 2016 3:00pm to 4:30pm

An uplifting programme of  sacred music in this beautiful building including Haydn’s Little Organ Mass and pieces by Mozart, Fauré, Rachmaninov and more. View programme »
There are no tickets for this concert, but donations are invited for the Abbey’s Walled Garden Project.
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Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

st-boniface-bonchurchSt Boniface Parish Church, Bonchurch PO38 1RQ

Sunday 13th December 2015 at 3pm

 

Mozart Requiem

all-saints-rydeWith The Sinfonietta

All Saints Church, Ryde PO33 3AF

Friday 11th December 2015 at 7pm

Mendelssohn String Symphony No 10 in D minor
Borodin Nocturne (Kismet)
Poulenc Organ Concerto
Mozart Requiem
Richard Studt Conductor Philip Fryer Chorus Master

Petite Messe Solennelle

st-catherines-ventnorSt Catherine’s Church, Ventnor PO38 1SW

Sunday 15th November 2015 at 6pm

Michèle Brock Piano
Douglas Potts Harmonium
Philip Fryer Conductor
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