We are the Bundaberg Orpheus Singers, Queensland, Australia.
We love singing good music together for our own enjoyment and the enjoyment of others.
We welcome singers aged 18 to 80+.
We meet for practice on Monday evenings at 7.00 pm in the McNaught Hall of the Bundaberg Uniting Church, 34 Barolin Street, Bundaberg.
AND .......
We need more men!! Particularly tenors. Now is the time to come along and sing along. You know you want to.

Monday, 20 October 2014

The second Mary concert at Shalom College was a knockout.  
The wonderful audience enjoyed every moment.  

Sister Mary Lyndall draws the raffle, assisted by Linda. 

Liam plays Mary Magdalen's song, 
I don't know how to love him

Our Director, Alison

Our Nuns, who tried to solve the problem of Maria - Sister Emma, Sister Alison, Sister Jenny and Sister Lyndall.

Two Little Lambs

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Well, we were in the pink.  
The first Mary Concert went off very well.  
We enjoyed ourselves, and so did the audience. 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Gearing Up!  Bumping in (???) 

Concert count down is under way.

It is this Saturday (7.30pm at Uniting Church) and Sunday (2pm at Shalom College). 

The final finishing touches are being added to various items in the All About Mary Concerts.

There will be some surprises - of a light-hearted and whimsical nature. 

Some of Bundaberg's Best Promising young People will be showing their love for and commitment to music, and of course, their talent, for your entertainment.  

And of course, some of what you expect from Orpheus.  Wonderful choral part singing from the best of the repertoire. 

You will not be disappointed.  

And don't forget to wear PINK!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Well!  We ARE in the Pink!

Proceeds from the raffle and sale of refreshments at the All About Mary concert are going to the Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day fundraising. 

Orpheus is taking this to heart.  Really! Even when we are just practising!

We are going to wear PINK!  All of us!
Why don't you wear PINK too - for the one you know who lives with or died from cancer. 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Here's the programme folks.  
From the sublime to the whimsical,  
it is .......
All About Mary

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A highlight of the Mary Concerts will be the
Soprano/Alto duet from the Stabat Mater, 
sung by Robyn Edgar and her student, 
Claudia Marcus. 

Stabat Mater means standing mother - the first lines of the hymn translate as :
"At the cross her vigil keeping
Stands the sorrowful mother weeping" 

Stabat Mater Dolorosa, often referred to as Stabat Mater, is a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary, variously attributed to the FranciscanJacopone da Todi and to Innocent III. It is about the Sorrows of Mary.[1][2][3]
The title of the sorrowful hymn is an incipit of the first line, Stabat mater dolorosa ("The sorrowful mother stood").[4] The Stabat Materhymn, one of the most powerful and immediate of extant medieval poems, meditates on the suffering of MaryJesus Christ's mother, during his crucifixion. It is sung at the liturgy on the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. The Stabat Mater has been set to music by many composers, with the most famous settings being those by PalestrinaPergolesiAlessandro Scarlatti and Domenico ScarlattiVivaldi,HaydnRossiniDvořák, and Poulenc. (Source: Wikipedia )

If you would like a preview, here is Soprano Katia Ricciarelli and Contralto Lucia Valentini , with the chorus and orchestra of La Scala conducted by Claudio Abbado. 

Mary and Saint Veronica at the foot of the cross. 

Painting by Francis Murray Russell Flint (1915–1977)St Mary’s Parish Church, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire