SITTINGBOURNE ORPHEUS CHORAL SOCIETY

Welcome to our website

We welcome you to our Website and hope that you find it informative and easy to navigate.

Sittingbourne Orpheus Choral Society, is a Sittingbourne based choir, formed in 1945. The choir comprises of 60 singers from, Swale; Rainham, Medway and Maidstone.

If you would like to make a comment, or join us at a concert or fund-raising event, please contact us via email on:

socs.webmail@gmail.com

Some Good News:-

It is that time of Year and Our Christmas Concert is almost upon us!

Please note the change of Venue - Tunstall C of E Primary School.

The carpark is very dark please bring a torch.

To protect our audience the Seating will be socially distanced and NO refreshments will be provided.

To cover the increase in costs and reduced revenue we have had to raise the price to £12.

Due to reduced capacity - Get your tickets early so as not to be disappointed!

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Important Information About Your Attendance to Our Christmas Concert

at Tunstall C of E School on 11th December 2021

 

In advance of your visit, please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our entry requirements that have been put in place for your safety and well-being.

We ask that all audience members bring with them proof of vaccination, a recent negative lateral flow test or natural immunity.

Simple ways to demonstrate proof include your

  1. The NHS COVID Pass,

  2. NHS COVID-19 test notification, (Your Vaccination card /s)

  3. or an internationally recognised equivalent.

 

More information regarding the NHS Covid Pass can be found on the NHS website.

 

As a courtesy to each other and to help the choir create a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone, we ask you to please:

  • Wear a face covering out of consideration for those around you, particularly when moving around the building.

  • Use the hand-sanitiser available on arrival.

  • Be mindful of others and their space, where possible, particularly when moving around the school and particularly when visiting the rest rooms.

  • Please allow extra time before your visit

 

Audience seating will be spaced, with your safety in mind, face coverings can be removed once seated. We ask you to replace your face mask when you visit the rest rooms.

 

To protect You and the Choir we will NOT be providing refreshments (to reduce handling and socialising issues). You are more that welcome to bring your own.

 

There will also be NO invitation for audience participation to sing along with the choir, this again is to help prevent small particle circulation.

Some Sad News

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Sadly, Ken Fulton, a long-standing, highly respected, and greatly valued member of the choir passed away from Covid in Medway hospital during the early hours of Sunday the 24th January 2021. Ken has been a member of Orpheus in excess of 40 years and his passing will leave a noticeable gap in the bass section. We will miss him, both as a singer and as a friend. At a time of such personal grief and loss, none of us can begin to know what the family must be going through. We extend our thoughts to his wife Linda and the family.

Chairperson,

Amanda Boyne.

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It is with much sadness, to announce that Patrick Keast, our Society’s well-loved, long-standing member of the Bass section, Committee member and Treasurer, has passed away after his long, unforgiving and courageous battle with Covid-19. Pat will be greatly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing and singing with him and whose lives he touched. At some stage, who knows when, we will all sing again and mark Pat’s passing together as a choir.

Amanda Boyne

Chairperson