Orpheus on Tour

The Orpheus take on a major tour every two years.  The concerts are typically arranged by local choirs and here are some details of tours these last years.

2019-20 season: Tour of the Maritimes

This tour was postponed for 1 year due to COVID-19. However  we did rehearse on-line during the pandemic.

2017-18 season: North by Northwest Tour

We sang with,

  • The RE and Sine Nomine choirs at Knox United Church in Terrace
  • The Sine Nomine choir at Mount Elizabeth Church in Kitimat
  • The Local Vocals Community Choir at the Smithers Christian Reformed Church in Smithers
  • Lakes District Community Choir & The Chambermaids at the First Mennonite Church in Burns Lake
  • The Nove Voce Choir at St Michael and the Angels Anglican Church in Prince George

We also sang in the Historic Town of Barkerville:

Barry tinkling the ivories
The Barkerville transport system
The choir at Barkerville

2015-16 season: Tour of Wales

After years of planning, in September of 2015, 33 singers, Liana, Barry and some of our wives piled into a bus and went on a seven concert tour of Wales.  We were well received at every venue and in spite of almost everyone getting ill, we had a great time.  Hearing our host choirs reminded us why Wales is considered the land of song.  We sang with,

Afterglow in a pub at Mountain Ash in the South Wales valleys.
Afterglow in a pub at Mountain Ash in the South Wales valleys.
  • The Cwmbach Male Choir in Mountain Ash
  • The Ebbw Vale Male Choir in Ebbw Vale
  • The Llanelli Male Choir in Llanelli
  • The Whitland Male Choir in Whitland
  • The Aberystwyth Male Choir in Aberystwyth
  • The Colwyn Male Choir in Llandudno
  • The Brymbo Male Choir in Bangor on Dee

Of course there was also singing in the pub after the concerts too.

2012-13 season: Tour of the Kootenays

The Tour Party at Rogers Pass
Preparing for the next concert!
Preparing for the next concert!

We sang with,

  • The Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus in Nelson
  • The Blossom Valley Singers in Creston
  • The Sun Valley Song in Cranbrook
  • The Kimberley Community Choir in Kimberley
  • The Shuswap Mens Chorus in Salmon Arm
  • The Naramata Community Choir in Penticton

2010-11 season: Tour of Ontario

In early May of 2011 we toured in Ontario culminating in a performance in Brantford Ontario with seven other male choirs.  Each choir got to sing two or three pieces before all 230 men sang six numbers together.

We sang two pieces.  You can see both of them on YouTube:  Prayer of the Children and I Get Around.  Our second song “brought the house down” and rewarded us with a standing ovation. (Use your browser’s back button to return to this page afterwards.)  Prayer of the Children is also on our fourth CD, “Coming Home”.  In Ontario we sang with,

  • Ready for the "Maid of the Mist" at Niagra Falls.
    Ready for the “Maid of the Mist” at Niagra Falls.

    The Queensmen Male Chorus of Ontario in Brampton

  • The Niagara Mens Chorus in Virgil
  • The Goderich Harbouraires Male Choir in Goderich
  • The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir in Burlington and then,
  • One of six choirs in Brantford  where we “brought the house down”.