We gave our final concert on February 27, 2016 and our first concert November 12, 2005, both in Lindsey Chapel of Emanuel Church, Boston. In the in-between eleven years, we gave two concerts per season. We started and remained small. We were a chamber choir, often singing a cappella programs and always in a small, beautiful space.
This Past Winter's Concert:
Across the Centuries – A Song Recital for Many Voices
Feb 27, 2016 in Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church
This concert of choral songs is like an anthology of poems, gathered together from many ages to form one volume. The poems these songs set bear relevance in all times without regard to fashions or trends. Reverence for music; the ever-abiding concern for the soul; the present relevance of writing from the past; being in nature at the break of day or longing for summer as winter approaches; and thoughts at the end of a day, either meditating on meaning, anticipating the dawn, or experiencing deep quiet are all in this concert's pieces.
The Orpheus Singers is a chamber choir of skilled volunteers and paid professionals of 24–28 singers. We sing two concerts per season with rehearsals twice a week for the three weeks leading up to the concert. Then we go "fallow" until the next concert preparation. We sing concerts of classical repertory from the 15th century to recently composed music, often on the same program, and often a cappella.