Get to know us

Orpheus unplugged

At any given time we have 150+ members. We may be from different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, genders and philosophical viewpoints, but we share a deep love of choral music.
Our typical concert year includes:
  • Two self-presented concerts — one in the Michael Fowler Centre and one in St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Two concerts with partners (paid gigs) including NZSO and Orchestra Wellington
  • Appearances in one or two festivals or outdoor events. 

It’s full on but fun!

We generally have a choral workshop at least twice a year, giving us time to focus on vocal technique and polish our performances. These are led by some top musicians who help us add another dimension to our tonal quality and performance impact.

We’re a social bunch and regularly get together outside rehearsals and concerts.

Orpheus has a vibrant and colourful history. If you’d like to know more, download our brief history, listen to us or check out our news and reviews via the buttons below.

Our music director
our accompanists
choir management
our scholars

Our life members

From time to time our Board elects life members, in recognition of exceptional services to the Choir. 

Current life members are:

Peter Averi

Judy Berryman

Christine Pearce ONZM

Peggy Roberts

Monika Smith

Angela Werren


It's not all hard work!

Singing in Orpheus has been one of life's great experiences. The emotional highs of the music and the performances are something I shall always treasure as well as the enduring friendships I've formed.

   Choir Member

We're a sociable bunch — we always celebrate after concerts and our annual quiz night has been a highlight for me.