Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir & Lady Supporters’ Club wishes you a very Merry Christmas & all of our best wishes for the New Year ahead.
We’re having a festive rest at the moment, but we’re back to work with our first choir practice of 2016 on Wednesday 6th January, 7.30-9.30pm.
If you’re a man (or if you know a man) who likes to sing, please consider our choir over the festive season. You will be welcome to come & give us a try in 2016. Just ask to come along to a choir practice, listen &/or join in. Singing is good for you, your mood, your health & your audience! Please get in touch for more info.
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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Our concert at St. John’s in the Square, Wolverhampton on Saturday 9th May 2015 was to remember VE day 70 years on (#VE70) & to raise money for our chosen charity, the Royal British Legion. The concert featured several talented soloists from our partner, High Arcal School & Organist John Stratton.
WOMVC performed the following music: Llanfair (Welsh hymn tune by Robert Williams)
I am a small part of the world (by Sally Albrecht & Jay Althouse)
Some Enchanted Evening (Rodgers & Hammerstein musical South Pacific.)
I dreamed a dream (Les Misérables & performed by Susan Boyle on BGT)
Do you hear the people sing? (also Les Misérables)
The Wonder of You (as sung by Elvis & on football terraces)
Keep the home fires burning (’til the Boys Come Home) is a British patriotic First World War song composed in 1914 by Ivor Novello.
Royal British Legion hymn “O Valiant Hearts” (remembering the fallen of the First World War. Words taken from a poem by Sir John Stanhope Arkwright.)
Let there be Peace on Earth (by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson)
The Dam Busters March (God is our Strength & Refuge)
The way you look tonight (from film Swing Time, Fred Astaire)
(There’ll be bluebirds over) The white cliffs of Dover (by Walter Kent, a Second World War song made famous by Vera Lynn in 1942.)
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square (as recorded by Frank Sinatra)
John Stratton Organ solo “Nimrod” (from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations)
Finally, we finish with some patriotic songs from the Last Night of the Proms.
Rule, Britannia! (music by Thomas Arne)
Land of Hope & Glory (music by Edward Elgar)
Jerusalem (music Sir Hubert Parry, words from the poem by William Blake)
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Posted onApril 12, 2015byRob H|Comments Off on Programme for St. George’s Day Celebration Concert
On Saturday 18th April we performed at St. Martin of Tours Church in Wolverhampton. Our programme included the following music.
Another Openin’, Another Show (from Cole Porter’s musical Kiss Me, Kate.) Do you hear the people sing? (from Les Misérables) Highland Cathedral (A popular tune for Scottish bagpipes) (Somewhere) Over the Rainbow (as sung by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz) How Great Thou Art (popular Christian hymn) The Wonder of You (as sung by Elvis & on football terraces) Unchained Melody (as sung by Jimmy Young & The Righteous Brothers) Softly as I leave you (as sung by Matt Munroe & Frank Sinatra) The Dam Busters March (God is our strength & refuge) Let there be Peace on Earth (by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson)
Finally, we finished with some patriotic songs from the Last Night of the Proms. Rule, Britannia! Land of Hope & Glory (music by Edward Elgar) Jerusalem (music Sir Hubert Parry, words from the poem by William Blake)
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Posted onFebruary 25, 2015byRob H|Comments Off on St. George’s Day Celebration Concert with Black Country Brass
We invite you to a concert of traditional & patriotic music to celebrate St. George’s Day (actually April 23rd.) WOMVC will be performing along withBlack Country Brass on Saturday 18th April starting at 7.30pm & should end c. 9.45pm. There will be an interval & a prize raffle. Event as posted on Express & Star website.
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Posted onOctober 2, 2014byRob H|Comments Off on Grand Gala Concert Wombourne featuring High Arcal School Advanced Jazz Band
On the evening of Saturday 25th October 2014, we held our Grand Gala Concert at Wombourne Civic Centre. Our special guests were High Arcal School Advanced Jazz Band led by James Roberts. The band was started about 10 years ago. In this time they have enjoyed a lot of success in regional and national competitions & events.
They have won numerous Gold & Platinum awards at the National Concert Band Festival and have been invited to perform in Music for Youth’s National Festival at Adrian Boult Hall at Birmingham Conservatoire.
The band also perform in various concerts in school and may be booked to play at events in the wider community. E.g. they have performed at Brierley Hill Civic Hall.
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Posted onSeptember 6, 2014byRob H|Comments Off on Lest We Forget: Concert at St. Mary’s Church, Bushbury, Wolverhampton
On Saturday 20th September we performed at St. Mary’s Parish Church in Bushbury, Wolverhampton. The concert commemorated the ‘brave boys’ of the Old Bushbury Parish who served in World Wars 1 & 2. We were ably supported by five instrumentalists from High Arcal School in Sedgley.
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