Welcome to the Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir

Founded in 1923, the Choir keeps pace with modern trends, with audience entertainment the watchword!

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Our Annual Festival of Young Musicians is renowned

Join us each year in early March for this fantastic Festival!

Social Activities bring our families together

The New Orleans berthing for our recent Thames Cruise

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We are delighted to announce our return to "live" rehearsals from Wednesday September 9th.

This will of course be subject to strict adherence to the latest Government guidlines aimed at keeping everyone safe and preventing coronavirus spread.

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Young MusiciansAnnual Festival and Bursary

Click here to learn more about our Annual Festival and how you can support these talented young people.

About our ChoirEntertaining Wycombe and further afield for nearly 100 years!

Click here for background to our renowned Choir as we approach our Centenary!

Our MusicWide repertoire traditional and modern

We'd like to show you something more exciting than just lists of music, so we're building videos to share with you. But meanwhile see what we sing here and listen to samples of our recordings here.

Recent Videos

Enjoy the Choir performing at recent concerts.

Flash Mob, Higginson Park, Marlow 7th July 2019
Wycombe Orpheus Sing the Beatles, Annual Concert May 20th 2017
Another Opening, Another Show - Beaconsfield 25th March 2017
Remembrance - Choir Tribute from November 2014

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Sponsor our YMs

We really appreciate our Sponsors' support for Young Musicians.

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Men - why not join us?

There are loads of benefits from singing regularly and you'd make many new friends too! Find out more here.

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Make your Fundraising event special with your very own Male Voice Choir performance. How to go about booking us? - click here

Press and Organisers Media Pack

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Latest News

January 2020 - New Musical Director Appointed - Stephen Mitchell

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Mitchell has been appointed as our new Musical Director, with immediate effect.

Stephen began music and voice training under Alan Taylor MBE before moving to Jesus College Cambridge. He has many years’ experience of conducting, notably in London as Director of Choral Music for St George the Martyr Church, Bloomsbury, and most recently in Harrogate as Music Director of the Harrogate Polyphonic Choir, an SATB Chamber Choir formed within the prestigious Harrogate Choral Society of which he was a member for many years. A capable soloist, Stephen is also a composer, with particular interest in choral music. 

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Thelma and Louise Charity Concert 12th October 2019

On Saturday 12 October, 300 people packed Wycombe Town Hall to pay tribute to former Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir accompanist, Thelma King who sadly passed away in 2018.

The Orpheus choir were joined by the ladies of the Heath Singers from nearby Flackwell Heath and guest young musicians, 10-year-old violinist Anna Whibley and the Borlase Barbershop singers.

Louise Langley, recently retired from the Orpheus, returned to lead the Choir in a concert entitled Thelma & Louise, Thank You for The Music! The Heath Singers were led by Jan Churchouse with husband Paul accompanying in the first half and then swapping roles in the second as Paul skilfully led the Choir for the first time. The Heath Singers treated us to the fast-paced Rhythm of Life, reflective Seal Lullaby and quirky Alice.

The Orpheus offered their usual entertaining mix of music from the haunting Danny Boy, frivolous Java Jive, through to One Moment in Time and Bohemian Rhapsody where accompanist Becky Holt produced an electrifying performance in the piano solo sections.

The Borlase Barbershop Boys excelled, offering us such classics as Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Blue Velvet and the Billy Joel classic, The Longest Time. Anna Whibley's playing of the violin (purchased with assistance from the Orpheus Bursary fund) and then recorder received sustained and warm applause from a very appreciative audience.

The evening was a roaring success, enjoyed by all present and over £2000 was raised to help fund the Orpheus Young Musicians Festival and to provide a Bursary Award in Thelma King's name.

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Rennie Grove

Rennie Grove Hospice Care are delighted to be fundraising in partnership with the Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir. Rennie Grove provides care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families. Every year through its 24/7 Hospice at Home service and a range of other services to support patients and families, the charity gives thousands of patients in Bucks and Herts the choice to stay at home surrounded by their families and friends.

Amber Stubbings Rennie Grove Hospice Care
CMA

Chiltern Music Academy is proud that so many of our Young Musicians excel at the Orpheus Festival of Young Musicians

Andy Rogers Principal, Chiltern Music Academy

Wycombe Orpheus works closely with other Organisations

Wycombe District Council

Making MusicHeart of Bucks