COR MEIBION ORFFIWS Y RHOS
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Come and sing with the Orpheus.
New members are vital to an organisation like ours.
Don't be put off if you have not sung in a choir before. Choral experience is not necessary, nor is the ability to speak Welsh or read music, as we employ learning techniques that cope with all levels of ability and experience. All that we ask is that you have a love of, and an ear for music. Age is no barrier and we are pleased to welcome young and not so young choristers.
What’s involved in singing with the Orpheus?
You will be expected to:
- Attend twice weekly rehearsals at Bethel Chapel, Ponciau on Mondays (7.30 – 9.00 p.m.) and Wednesdays (7.30 – 9.30 p.m.).
- Perform at concerts and other engagements per year both in the UK and abroad, which average around 20 – 24 per year.
- You will need to undergo a brief voice assessment so that the Musical Director can place you in the appropriate section of the choir.
What you get out of the choir:
Singing in the choir, whether in a small local chapel or on the lager stage combining with other choirs and soloists, is an unforgettable experience
You will gain new friends and a feeling of camaraderie. Speak to current members and they will share stories of past tours to such far away places as China, Israel, Germany and America. Music copies are provided free of charge as are stage dress. Travel to away engagements is also provided free and tours are subsidised by choir funds We usually have an ‘Afterglow’ in a local hostelry after a concert where the singing continues and friendships are further cemented.
Call our Membership Secretary Gareth Williams on 01978 846919 or e-mail him: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact the Choir Secretary, Brin Jones on 01270 882616
Anyone keen to share the Orpheus experience is welcome to drop in at one of our rehearsals at Bethel Chapel, Ponciau on Mondays (7.30 – 9.00 p.m.) and Wednesdays (7.30 – 9.30 p.m.). You will be assured of a very warm welcome, please ring Gareth Williams or Brin Jones beforehand since occasionally rehearsals may be postponed for various reasons.
VIDEOS & RECORDINGS
The Choir has a long tradition of recording its repertoire having released its most recent cd Orpheus Gold to coincide with the choir's Jubilee Celebrations.