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Our banner image shows the best known side of Orpheus — a symphonic choir performing in a top venue by amazing soloists and instrumentalists. We are lucky to sing some incredible music which we love sharing with our audiences. Many of our concerts and those we perform with partner organisations like NZSO and Orchestra Wellington are recorded for Radio New Zealand. Here are some recent concerts:
While our symphonic repertoire is the core of what we do, we’re highly versatile and like the challenge of trying new musical directions. Whether it’s backing Dave Dobbyn, providing smaller groups for events like the Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Wellington), taking part in civic ceremonies like the 50th anniversary memorial of the Wahine disaster, being a regular part of Wellington’s Cuba Dupa and Matariki festivals, singing Christmas Jazz at Wellington Zoo or staging flash mobs at the capital’s famous Bucket Fountain, our unique Orpheus sound shines through.
One of the most famous of all choral works — the spine-tingling O Fortuna from Carmina Burana. Anyone who doesn’t think they like choral music, probably doesn’t realise that quite a bit of it might be familiar from their favourite movies. This performance is with Orchestra Wellington and soloists Bass-Baritone and Lexus Song Quest Winner Joel Amosa, Soprano Amelia Berry, and our dying swan, Tenor Declan Cudd.
With a baroque ensemble from New Zealand Symphony orchestra getting ready for Messiah, performed on 7 December 19 in Wellington. It was Australian Conductor’s 75th performance of this amazing work, and he sprinkled fascinating ‘Messiah lore’ through