Within the main Orpheus choir are two smaller choirs – the Swan Singers and the Wycombe Orpheus Cygnets.
The Swan Singers were formed almost 20 years ago (January is its 20th anniversary) by Orpheus member Eddie Evans, who is 93 and still singing!
His idea was to create a smaller choir within the Orpheus which could entertain at smaller venues in the daytime. It has grown and grown and now does around 12 mostly afternoon concerts a year around the Thames Valley area. It consists of around 24 singers, all of whom are available to sing during the daytime, led by Musical Director Peter Gibbons.
The number of concerts performed over that two decade period now totals 295, a number which grows every month.
The music is based on the main Orpheus repertoire with the additional of solo spots and some comedy items from the member choristers.
The Swan Singers are so popular, the choir is booked up to a year in advance but if your organisation is interested in setting up a concert the person to call is Alan Walsh on 01296 395920 (Email: email@example.com).