Reviews

Mozart Mass in C minor, 9th June 2018

Orpheus Triumph

At Christ Church, Totland, on Saturday, Orpheus Singers gave us a night to remember with two very different works: Poulenc’s Gloria and Mozart’s C minor Mass.

The Gloria, first performed in 1951 in Boston, is full of rhythm, melody and excitement, with unexpected pauses and dramatic endings. The choir...
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Wolcum Hevenè King, 25th November 2017

An Atmospheric Evening

Isle of Wight County Press
1st December 2017

Orpheus Singers, under the baton of Philip Fryer, provided the audience with a most enjoyable programme for their ‘Wolcum Hevenè King’ Concert which opened their 25th Anniversary Concert Series. It was a very atmospheric evening, with works performed by candlelight to...
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The Grand Romantics, 6th May 2017

Expressive and colourful concert

Isle of Wight County Press
12th May 2017

IF MUSIC is about communication, then the Orpheus Singers’ concert, The Grand Romantics, on Saturday at St Catherine’s Church, Ventnor, was a winner.

The choir was in excellent form and displayed sound musical control under the baton...
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Duruflé Requiem, 4th November 2016

Singers impress with ambitious programme

Isle of Wight County Press
11th November 2016

ORPHEUS SINGERS, supporting the 2020 vision for developing St John’s Church in Newport, gave us an evening of enormous variety last Saturday. Beginning in sombre mood with Mozart’s Kyrie, they then sang the glorious...
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Quarr Abbey, May 2016

Choir’s gems send shivers down the spine

Isle of Wight County Press
14th May 2016

ON SATURDAY, on a very sunny afternoon, I chose the cool calm of Quarr Abbey, as did many others, to hear Orpheus Singers perform a selection of...
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Petite Messe Solennelle

Performance tribute to victims of terror

Isle of Wight County Press
15th November 2015

IT WAS appropriate, after the attacks in Paris, that Orpheus Singers dedicated their performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle on Sunday to the memory of the 129 people who lost their lives and 350...
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