Posted onDecember 2, 2016byRob H|Comments Off on Choir entertains with series of Christmas concerts & seeks new recruits
The City of Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir are to hold a total of four concerts in December, one on December 3rd, then another on December 8th, one on December 14th and a final one on December 15th.
The first concert will take place on December 3rd at Highcroft Hall Care Home, based on Old Fallings Lane, Bushbury, from 7.30pm where the choir will entertain residents ahead of the festive season. The concerts on December 8th and 15th will take place at Sainsbury’s (Wednesfield) based on Rookery Street, close to Bentley Bridge from 3pm. A further concert will take place (with) High Arcal School (at) All Saints’ CofE Church, Vicar Street, Sedgley on December 14.
It is hoped that the concerts will encourage new members to join the choir, which was founded in 1943 and in 2013 celebrated its 70th anniversary.
Posted onJune 25, 2016byRob H|Comments Off on Celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday in Bushbury
On Friday 10th June we celebrated the official 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen with a concert with Compton Hospice Choir at St. Mary’s Church, Bushbury, Wolverhampton. As advertised in the Express & Star.
Throughout the week, Bushbury Parish church celebrated with an exhibitions, a ‘street party’, a tea party & a church service.
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The Queen and St. George gave male songsters in Wolverhampton something to sing about. The (Wolverhampton) Orpheus Male Voice Choir were performing their first concert under their new name in a double celebration marking the Queen’s 90th birthday and St. George’s Day.
It is the first name change for the singers, who will be called “The City of Wolverhampton Male Voice Choir“, since the group was launched in 1943 to keep up morale during the Second World War.
Copyright EXPRESS & STAR JAMIE RICKETTS 23/04/2016
The concert, held at St. John’s in the Square Church on (St. George’s Day) also featured the Black Country Brass Band.
The choir celebrated a milestone anniversary of its own in 2013 that marked its 70th year. Over the decades they have toured both at home and abroad, and supported a string of charities including The Royal British Legion and the Midland Air Ambulance.
The name change goes hand in hand with a switch in style and presentation as the choir look to move with the times. Choir vice-chairman Steve Winfield said, “Over the last few decades male voice choirs have become aware of changes taking place both in the style of music sung and the way it is performed. This is why our choir is changing to new pieces that are more familiar to younger audiences and adopting a new concept of performance.” He said members were delighted to be part of the official City of Wolverhampton brand after being granted permission to incorporate the title in January. Report by Marion Brennan
Copyright EXPRESS & STAR JAMIE RICKETTS 23/04/2016 In Picture: Ted Bagley (Chairman of Choir), Malcolm Gwinnett (Ex Mayor and President of Choir) and Steve Winfield (Vice Chairman of Choir)
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We had the pleasure of performing a special Christmas Concert for The Link at Calvary Church, Kingswinford on Saturday 5th December, 2-4pm. Mince pies & mulled punch were provided to get us in the Christmas spirit!
“Gentlemen – and ladies! – thanks so much for entertaining us at Calvary Church (on Saturday afternoon.) Just what we needed to get us in the Christmas spirit, programme spot on, singing superb. May God bless you all richly. Glyn B.
Photo of our concert at Calvary Church
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We are looking forward to singing at Highcroft Hall care home (Sanctuary Care) in Bushbury on Saturday 21st November 6.30-8.30pm. The first half of our musical programme will be our more traditional songs and then we’ll get festive in the second half. The entrance price is £3. Refreshments will be available.
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Posted onMay 12, 2015byRob H|Comments Off on High Arcal music students excel at our VE70 Concert
A huge thanks to the very talented soloists from High Arcal School, who performed at our #VE70 Charity Concert on 9th May. Their performances were as follows: Liam Evans on Saxophone – Amigos Para Siempre, (Friends for life) by Andrew Lloyd Webber Cerys Williams on Cornet – Buster Strikes Back, by Alan Morrison Alex Arenare, Pianist & Accompanist for other soloists– Theme from last rhapsody, by Reynell Wreford Ethan Jarrott on Saxophone – Theme from Poirot, by Christopher Gunning Lydia Whitehouse on Clarinet – Memory by Andrew Lloyd Webber
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