News and Events
Orpheus Concert benefits SIM Charity in India - 25th March 2017
A return visit by the Orpheus to St Michael and All Angels Church in Beaconsfield was a big success, with a really upbeat concert, well attended by an audience in generous mood. Substantial funds were raised for Sharon International Ministries (SIM) to support a School in Rural India which provides free education for Very Poor Children who would otherwise not receive any schooling. Education is universally accepted as the way to improve their lives, and the Orpheus are pleased to have contributed yet again.
Worshipful Company of Carmen - 500th Anniversary Dinner, Tuesday 14th March at London's Mansion House
At the invitation of our Patron John Ratcliff, the Orpheus Choir arose from the balconies to become the “surprise entertainment act” at the 500th Anniversary Dinner of the Worshipful Company of Carmen held at London’s prestigious Mansion House. A packed hall presided over by this year’s Master, Marsha Rae Ratcliff, thrilled to the sudden appearance on the balconies of our Choir in full voice. Our repertoire included the lively Rhythm of Life, a Beatles Medley, and finally by special request Abba’s Thank You for the Music. This last piece had the guests joining in, with mobile phone lights waved at arms length, all encouraged by Louise Langley our Musical Director who ensured that the Choir did full justice to such an important occasion. Evidently all very much appreciated judging from the accolades received subsequently. The Choir thanks the Ratcliffs for inviting us to share in such an important event.
Len Dandridge Memorial Concert packs Christ Church Flackwell Heath - 18th February 2017
Held in memory of Chorister Len Dandridge, this has become something of an event locally in Flackwell Heath, Len's home village. A packed Church enjoyed the Orpheus on splendid form, and raised funds for the Dandridge family's chosen Charity, Rennie Grove Hospice at Home.