Celebrating St. Cecilia, 23rd November 2019


Orpheus Celebrates St. Cecilia

On a wet and misty night a sizeable audience braved the weather to hear the excellent Orpheus Singers celebrate St Cecilia, the patron saint of music, at Christ Church, Totland.

The first piece was one of the glorious Odes on St. Cecilia’s Day by Henry Purcell, and the...
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Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, 30th March 2019

Thrilling debut for Orpheus’s new director of music

Seldom will a St Catherine’s, Ventnor audience have experienced a performance of such dynamic variety, or one so certain in its changes of mood and time as did the one on Saturday night for a thrilling performance of Brahms’ Requiem.

This was the first outing with...
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CELEBRATE! Celebration Anthems, 3rd November 2018

The Choir enjoyed themselves as much as the Audience

Orpheus Singers, under the baton of Sandy Hunt, provided the audience with their ‘Celebration’ Concert (which was planned by the outgoing Musical Director Toni Rogers and Conductor Philip Fryer).

Any Concert which opens with Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ and concludes with Parry’s ‘I...
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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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