4 March 2016
Waitrose to donate £140 to the choir
Thank you to everyone who put their green tokens into the Wellingborough
Orpheus Choir’s box in Waitrose during February. Our share of the
charitable donation will be £140 – not bad as we were up against an outing
for disadvantaged children and Persian cats! What is it they say about
never working with children and animals….?!
26 January 2016
Vote for us when you shop at Waitrose in February!
Great news! We have been successful in our application to be one of the local charities supported by the Waitrose ‘Community Matters’ scheme. During February we will be one of the three organisations that shoppers can vote for with their green tokens at the Rushden store. At the end of the month we will be awarded a proportion of the £1,000 that they donate to charities each month according to the number of tokens. So get shopping and encourage friends and family who shop there to support us!
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19 April 2015
A quiz evening held on 16 April raised £140.50 for choir funds. Some eight or nine teams took part in a closely fought competition, with the ‘Old Broads’ emerging as the victors. A big thank you: to quizmaster Roy York and his wife Meg who kept the score. They also provided the prizes.
23 February 2015
Soprano Michelle Todd will again be the principal soloist at our
spring concert, ‘The Magic of Mozart’, on
Possible new twinning
9 January 2015
After 29 years of exchange visits with the Chorale André Léculeur, our
twinning arrangement has come to an end as they are no longer functioning
as a choir, although individual friendships made during that time will no
We take part in a Living Advent Calendar
19 December 2014
people, including a number of young families, came through the doors of
the United Reformed Church yesterday to hear us sing, as part of the
Living Advent Calendar organised by the Rotary Club of Wellingborough.
Each day during advent a door opens somewhere in Wellingborough for
visitors to enjoy 15 minutes of entertainment. Discover
which doors will open for the rest of advent at:
Wanted: more sopranos!!
Can you hit the high notes? We are looking for more singers to swell the soprano section of the choir (some have recently defected to the altos!), but would welcome singers in all sections, particularly young people. We have around 50 members, the youngest being 14 and the eldest 70+. There are no auditions and you don’t have to be able to sight read – though it helps if you can. Choir practices are held on Mondays during term time at Park Junior School, Great Park Street, Wellingborough from to 9.15 pm. New singers pay nothing for their first term and membership is completely free to students. Rehearsals for Mozart’s Requiem will start on Monday 12th January.
Please contact the secretary, Barbara Lees if you are interested in joining us:
tel: 01933 665191, email:
The Wellingborough Orpheus Choir always
welcomes new members