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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.

This edited news originally appeared in the Express & Star. Click here to see.

High Arcal School Christmas Carol Service

The choir were invited to perform at this Carol Service in Sedgley on WednHigh Arcal School logoesday 16th December at 7pm. We have a successful ongoing collaborative relationship with High Arcal School music department. We sang ‘Joy to the World’, ‘Let there be peace on Earth’ & then a medley of carols.

All Saints Church provided the venue for an evening of Christmas variety at High Arcal’s Carol Service. A packed congregation were treated to a carefully chosen programme of songs, carols, band numbers and drama sketches; which showcased the talent and versatility of over 40 performers. The Expressive Arts Faculty would like to thank everyone who supported this most pleasant of community events. – Quote from High Arcal School website

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

Wombourne concert with High Arcal school

Royal British Legion VE70 Charity Concert

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.
RBL VE70 Remembrance Concert 9May2015

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)
DSC_0605Finally, 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)

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.

Bushbury Concert 20Sep2014