Ways in which you can

support us

Bringing together top-flight musicians for our concerts in leading venues is extremely expensive. Ticket sales alone can’t cover the costs without becoming prohibitive, and we rely on the generous support of individuals, companies and organisations so we can continue to delight our audiences and keep the symphonic choral repertoire alive for New Zealand audiences.

Thank you to all our regular supporters and audience members for your generous and very much appreciated contribution to our world .

If you appreciate what we do, in addition to coming to concerts, here are some of the other ways of the ways you might consider getting involved.


With your help, we can continue to perform the music we all love


Don't want to sing? There are other ways to be part of Oprheus


Become an Orpheus partner — together we can create magic


Check out our fun merchandise range – 5% of sales goes to the choir.


One-off donation

Whatever amount works for you works for us. 

Regular giving

By choosing to give a regular monthly donation, you will be helping us to plan ahead with a steady stream of income to rely on. 

Leave a gift in your will

A Bequest is one of the most effective and easiest ways you can help secure our future.

How to pay

Online banking:

Account Name: The Orpheus Choir of Wellington

Bank: Westpac

Account Number: 03-0502-0687623-00

Reference: “Donation”

OR please contact us to discuss your options.

Thank you so much for your generosity.


We offer a range of sponsorship packages.

  • Event Sponsor
  • Season Sponsor
  • Long Term Partner
  • In-kind Supporter

Please download our Sponsorship Brochure for more detail about these and what we can offer to our sponsors, or contact us to discuss which option would be best for your organisation.

Whether it’s an Orpheus pencil, notebook or water-bottle for rehearsals, branded earrings and cufflinks to complete the concert outfit or our range of t-shirts, totes and hoodies, there are loads of options. A great gift for that special Orphean in your life or a way of showing your support — 5% of everything you spend comes to the Choir.

 We used an existing e-commerce site which provides all the goods at set prices, so you can order item by item and there’s no upfront cost to the choir


Join Our Board

We are actively seeking a Treasurer.

Our treasurer maintains an overview of the Choir’s financial affairs, ensuring its viability and that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. If you have strong experience of financial control and budgeting, and would like to help us take the choir to the next level, please contact us to find out more and discuss the possibilities.

While this is a voluntary position, it’s a rewarding organisation to be part of and you will get to attend some of the best concerts in town free!

Other ways you can help us

We’re always keen for extra hands and skills in staging our concerts. Drop us an email if you’d like to help.

A big thank you to our 2021 partners

Why it matters

Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice. Such is the value of music.

Nelson mandela 

One of the biggest thrills I've had was singing the mezzo soloist in the Verdi Requiem with NZSO and Orpheus at the MFC. It was a wonderful occasion in the perfect space, and a full house was thrilled by the performance.

With rising costs, we hear fewer of these large works that are so moving and meaningful to so many people young and old. For instance, Bach’s St Matthew Passion is a work that has not been heard in Wellington now for quite a while, whereas once it was performed every year.

Dr. Margaret Medlyn ONZM,
Head of Voice, Classical Programme

New Zealand School of Music/ Te Kōkī Victoria University Wellington

Singing ‘This Love’ with Dave Dobbyn in a moving tribute to the Pike River 29 disaster attended by members of the miners’ bereaved families. The concert was recorded by Radio NZ Concert. The choral arrangement is by our previous our Music Director,  Mark Dorrell.  Also performing are Wellington Young Voices, Mark Vanilau (piano), Jo Barus (bass), Ross Burge (drums) and Chris Clark (cornet).

New Zealand's largest backing group with Dave Dobbyn

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