The City of Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir was founded in 1943, so in 2013 we celebrated our 70th anniversary at a number of events. We consider ourselves ‘ambassadors’ of Wolverhampton, wearing the City’s crest with pride.
At present, the choir has about 25 members divided in to 4 sections; 1st Tenors, 2nd Tenors, Baritones & Basses. (TTBB) We have a Musical Director/Conductor, a Deputy Conductor, an Accompanist and Associate Accompanists. The choir is managed by a committee made up from members and we also have strong support from our Ladies Supporters Club, who manage the fundraising. Click this link to see our ‘key’ people.
The choir is a registered charity (no. 1069449) and every year we sing to raise money for many charitable causes.
In 2012 & 2013, we had a 2 year ‘community compact’ fundraising partnership raising a grand total of £4,100 for the Midlands Air Ambulance.
For 2014 & 2015 we partnered with The Royal British Legion raising £1,000.
The choir has a varied repertoire of over 100 pieces, singing traditional male voice choir music, popular songs from musicals, ballads, British favourites, patriotic, sacred and novelty songs. We are a choir for many occasions; concerts, special events, weddings and funerals. We are a members of the National Association of Choirs.
We rehearse on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Men interested in joining the choir are welcome to attend. Find out about joining us.