The Brighton Orpheus Choir was founded in 1944 and has celebrated its 70th anniversary of choral singing. During this time the choir has built an enviable reputation based on performances of the classical choral repertoire, whilst also exploring the work of contemporary composers. The choir is dedicated to presenting concerts of a high standard with professional instrumentalists and soloists. Stella Hull has been our musical director and conductor since 1999.
Brighton Orpheus normally gives three concerts a year – two major works at either St. John’s Church, Knoyle Road, Brighton or All Saints Church, Eaton Road, Hove and Summer concerts of a more relaxed nature, but not less demanding, at Varndean School and other venues. The choir runs workshops and sings Christmas carols at Brighton Station to raise money for charity. In recent years this has been for Shelter. We performed in the City Charity Concert last year, and have been invited back in 2017. Orpheus Young Singers is our choir for 9-14 year olds which we started in 2015. They join BOC for some of the major works, and Christmas and Summer concerts.
We have recently performed our summer concert at Varndean School concluding our season for 2016-17. Photographs here. Rehearsals for Brighton Orpheus Choir and Orpheus Young Singers start again in September when we will start work on Handel’s Jephtha in November and preparations for the City Charity Concert in December which we will be leading for a second year.