The Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir closed their 70th Anniversary year with a Grand Concert of traditional male voice singing at Saint John’s in the Square Church, Wolverhampton on Saturday 30th November 2013 commencing at 7.30 p.m.
The Orpheus were joined by Hadley Orpheus Male Voice Choir. Along with the Orpheus Piano accompanist, Cynthia Bostock, was Hadley’s accompanist, Nykko-Mickael Gregoire – who performed on the Church’s famous ‘Renatus Harris’ Organ as part of the programme.
The Orpheus presented a cheque for £1,500 to the Midlands Air
Ambulance – concluding our two year ‘community partnership’ – bringing the donations raised to more than £4,200. This was gladly received by Sofia Voutianitis – Regional Fundraising Manager for the Midlands Air Ambulance.
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I just thought I would put pen to paper and express our gratitude, appreciation and thanks for the fantastic, tremendous sterling job that you and the rest of the choir did for us at my Mum’s funeral mass at St. Josephs last Thursday. (29th August 2013)
Your singing was superb, your professionalism exceptional and the way you dressed so smartly was plain to see by all.
We have since had so many lovely remarks as a family on how the say had ben to perfect for Mum. A lot of comments were specifically directed ay yourselves on how you had played an important part on such a special day for us.
Your generosity of time and effort was spent perfecting the selected songs before the say was apparent and evident in the way they were performed.
My Mum would have been so happy to have had you singing her favourite hymns and Danny Boy, her favourite song and for that we thank you. We felt great emotion and pride that you played such a significant role on the say and did it so well. It will never be forgotten, thank you.
Tony, Marie-Anne and John.
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This was the planned programme for our concert at St. Benedict Biscop Church, part of Wombourne music festival on Wednesday 19th June at 7.30pm. For more info, see our event list.
2. Some Enchanted Evening
3. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
4. Tydi a Roddaist
5. Solo spot
6. When I Fall in Love
7. You raise me up
8. Solo spot
9. Do you hear the people sing
10. Last of the Summer wine
11. The Dambusters March
12. Fisherman of England
13. Tales from the Vienna woods
Black Country humour spot
14. Speed your journey
15. Unchained melody
16. Highland Cathedral
17. Solo spot
18. I write the songs
19. Let there be peace on Earth
20. Just Jolson Medley
Finishing with an uplifting song.
Tickets: Adults £8, Children £3
Ticket Offices: (in Wombourne)
Beau Regards, High Street. Tel: (01902) 896178
Taylors Greengrocers, Church Rd. Tel: (01902) 892154
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