Community

Orpheus Supports LCMS Scholarship

Orpheus volunteers at UGM.
Liana Savard and LCMS Principal Susan Magnusson.

Orpheus has provided the Langley Community Music School with a scholarship for a number of years. In 2016 Orpheus President Norman Thomson handed LCMS Principal Susan Magnusson a cheque for $1,000 at our Langley Remembrance Concert on November 11 th . The money is to continue the Choir’s funding for a male vocal scholarship and mentoring at the school.

 

Fall 2014 Recipient

Mentoring program

 

Volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission

Orpheus volunteers at UGM.
Choir Members serving meals at the UGM.

In a world that’s broken by poverty and addiction, we are determined to offer restoration to those in need.  We do this by coming alongside men, women, and children to provide a hand up towards hope and recovery.”  UGM (Union Gospel Mission)  is an organization in the downtown east-side where Orpheus provides assistance on occasion by volunteering.  Typically members work in the kitchen and serve meals.

 

Performing at Senior Centres

Meet and Greet after our Tapestry concert.Performing mini free concerts is becoming part of the Orpheus community spirit. Over the years we have given short informal concerts at senior homes around Metro prior to our AGM’s.  More recently we performed to an enthusiastic audience at the downtown Union Gospel Mission.  It is heart warming to bring our music to this part of our city and to see the smiles on their faces.

 

"Meet and Greet" after our Tapestry concert.

In 2016 we were given the opportunity to sing the Tapestry Retirement Home at UBC (Tapestry at Wesbrook Village).  Several of the residents had attended our concerts at Point Grey United Church and they in turn suggested we come to perform at their retirement centre.  Barry enjoyed playing their grand piano to the delight of an overflow audience.  Many of us stayed for an enjoyable “meet and greet” after the concert.

 

Assisting with the BC Boys Choir

Orpheus undertook to assist with an outreach project for the BC Boys Choir at Highland United Church in North Vancouver.   Our members participate with these boys in a program for the development and promotion of singing as a lifetime pursuit.