We can now report that we held our second concert at the Sacred Heart Church in Cecil Road Paignton on Saturday May 21st. Our guests were The Torpoint Singers from Cornwall and our soloists were Henry Hunter and Anne Fairy and her son Tom.They were very good. Henry played clarinet and piano and Tom Fairy and his mother Anne who is our accompanist played a very entertaining piano duet.
Despite the audience being few in number we were still able to raise £365 for the Ukrainian Appeal.
Our next concert will be on Saturday 18th June at St. luke’s Church, Shedden Hill, Torquay starting at 7pm. Tickets will be £6 on the door and our special guests will be The Sidmouth Gospel Choir. Our soloists will be Theresa Moorin and Anne fairy and Friends.
All proceeds will go to Rowcroft Hospice.
We will also be attending the Thanksgiving Service for The Queen’s Jubilee Ceremony on Sunday 5th June at All Saints Church Brixham and our Annual Concert will be on July 9th also at All saints Church Brixham,starting at 7pm.
The Orpheus Choir held their first concert for two and a half years at Kingswear Church on April 23rd. I am pleased to report that it was very successful and will have raised over £700-00 for the Church’s charity,Ukrainian Appeal. We are still waiting for the final total. The choir sang very well considering how long it had been since our last concert.Due to the loss of several members we are very depleted in numbers and if any males out there would like to join us, come along on a Thursday evening at 7.15 to The C.C.C. in Fore Street in Brixham and they will get a very warm welcome. Our guests at Kingswear were “Harpin Mad”, a local folk group and our accompanist Anne fairey accompanied her very talented son Tom who played the violin. Our Musical Director Ron Burrington also gave a n organ recital.so all in all a very musical evening enjoyed by everyone. Our next concert is on Saturday 21st May at the Sacred Heart Catholic ChurchCecil Rd. Paignton starting at 7.30 pmSee you there!
At last, we are able to say that we are back and going to perform our first concert in 2½ years. This will be at the church of St. Thomas of Canterbury in Kingswear on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 1900. Tickets will be available on the door at £6.00. Our guests for the evening are a local group “Harpin Mad”. Proceeds for the evening are for the Ukrainian Appeal. There will be a raffle during the concert and refreshments also available. Please come and join us and help support this very special appeal. It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible on the night.
It is with much sadness and sorrow that we have to inform you of the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague Mike Pugh. He had been unwell for some time but despite his problems he was able to carry on with a cheerful disposition and an excellent sense of humour . However, he took a turn for the worse and died suddenly in Torbay Hospital leaving everybody stunned. We still find it difficult to accept that he’s no longer with us.
He sang in the Second Bass section for over twenty years with his wonderful Bass voice. Nothing was to much trouble for him and he would go out of his way to help others. He held several positions in the choir during his time with us.
In his spare time he used to drive for a charity, taking people to and from hospitals or surgeries and did it for charity. They will miss him too.