The Sligo Orpheus Choir Committee warmly welcomes you to the Members’ Area.
In this section, you will find information on rehearsals, sheet music, uniform, membership, mentoring and performance events currently in the Sligo Orpheus Choir calendar.
Regular choir updates, interesting articles, photos and videos will be posted both on the choir website and our other social platforms.
NOTE: Photography, video and audio recorded at rehearsals, performances and social gatherings will be used to promote the Sligo Orpheus Choir on print and social media platforms. Membership indicates that you have given permission for your image to be used for this purpose.
Communication with choir members will be through the Member’s Area, Email and WhatsApp. Please make sure that the secretary has your contact details.
A SPECIAL welcome to new members!
You are joining a choir which for almost 50 years has entertained and delighted audiences both here in Sligo and much further afield. Very soon you will make many new friends and be provided with all the encouragement and support you need to enjoy your singing. A mentor will be available to you to provide any assistance you may require as you integrate into the choir.
We hope you will love our varied repertoire of music and song, our fun but hard-working environment, the buzz of performing as a valued choir member and most importantly, making lifelong friends.
Our musical season runs from September to May.
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, 7.30 pm to 9 pm in Sligo College of Further Education. Extra rehearsals may be scheduled as required.
Health and safety is always our primary concern, and we will continue to follow whatever requirements and protocols are mandated by the government regarding any public health measures.
Sligo College of Further Education, Ballinode, Sligo. F91 DY66
New music will be uploaded to the Sheet Music Folder in the Members’ Area prior to rehearsals. Please either print the pieces and keep in a ring folder to use at each rehearsal or alternatively, access them directly on your device (tablet size) each week. Printed versions are handy for highlighting your particular ‘part’ and for making notes as advised by the Musical Director.
The Orpheus Choir has both a formal and informal uniform, and selection depends on the event/performance type.
Ladies – Purple top, black trousers or skirt, black footwear. Purple tops can be purchased here
Men – Full black dress suit, white shirt, purple bow tie, black footwear.
Orpheus Choir Sligo branded polo top with black trouser/jean.
Uniform Co-ordinator: Noreen Colreavy, email@example.com.
September 2022 saw the introduction of a beautiful new embossed music folder which all members will use exclusively for performances. (Minimise wear and tear) Folders will be distributed to paid-up members.
Assistance and guidance
All committee members are available to answer queries, but the following mentors have been appointed specifically to guide new members in the SATB sections:
Committee email: orpheussligo@gmail.
Membership fee and payment
The membership fee for the year is €100, due by the end of September.
New members are welcome to use the initial few weeks in September as a ‘Taster Session’. We do however hope that you enjoy the pieces, the camaraderie and the fun, and decide to stay!
The fee can also be paid in two instalments:
Instalment 1 – September
Instalment 2 – January
Payments can be made directly to the Choir Treasurer or can be transferred electronically to the Orpheus Choir bank account: IBAN: IE BOFI 9054 4093 8228 54
Students/unwaged: Please feel free to chat with the Choir Treasurer.