November: The Quiz Night
February: Choir Party
May: Fundraising meal
July: Soirée style concert
Generally speaking we follow the Northumberland school terms and take a break for half term, Easter, Summer and Christmas. Occasionally we will run through and not take a holiday and we will let the choir know and update the website to reflect plans as soon as we can.
Music on the first day of a new term
On the first day back in a new term, music is available from 7pm. Please try to arrive early so that the rehearsal starts promptly.
There are sometimes variations on this, especially for the summer concert, but normally this is:
Gentlemen: DJ, white shirt, black bow tie, purple square
Ladies: white blouse, black skirt or black trousers, purple scarf
We are now out of stock of the purple squares and scarves and so the use of these will be reviewed.
The Summer term is usually shorter and in recent years instead of a formal concert we have held a soirée style evening with lighter music combined with solos and small group contributions. Concert dress is relaxed and we tend to wear Summer dresses/pastel coloured shirts. This is held in Trinity Methodist Hall and simple refreshments are provided.
Usually in November and at the Tyne Green Golf Club.
Date for 2018 TBC
February – Hexham Orpheus Choir Party
Saturday 24 February 2018 from 7pm for 7.30 Community Centre, Hexham
Bring £5 entry with a bottle and glass
Bring a plate and cutlery too
Sopranos and tenors bring a savoury dish to share plus cutlery to serve
Altos and Basses bring a sweet dish to share plus cutlery to serve
The Choir Party is more like an annual review and historically is held upstairs in The Community Centre, Hexham. We have an MC or two who steer us through the evening and introduces the performers. All entertainment is provided by members of the choir and we aim to have a variety of humorous and serious acts.
Food is served buffet style and we tuck into the shared supper about half way through the evening.
Date and venue – TBC
A fund-raising meal and social is normally hosted at Vercelli’s. A three course meal is chosen and paid for in advance. About £5 of the cost of the meal goes towards choir funds.
Everyone is welcome to join us after rehearsal. We always meet in the Beaumont on Beaumont Street shortly after rehearsals.
Nick Lord: Chair
Sheila Dance: Secretary and archivist
Jane Dammers: Publicity and box office
Linda Lord: Librarian
John Below: (associate member) Treasurer and subscriptions
Alan Verheyden: Treasurer from September 2018
We are a growing choir and a small committee. Any offers of help in organising events, refreshments and concerts would be gratefully received. If you would like to help in any way then please contact any of the committee. We are also particularly interested to hear from anyone who has particular skills to offer.