Number 34. Wednesday, 18th April, 2018


Come and hear The Orpheus Choir and its special guests, the Fermoy Concert Band and the Munster Youth Singers perform in the new, state-of-the-art Gaelscoil de hÍde on Saturday, 21st. April, 2018 at 8.15pm.
Hilary Reynolds, the Musical Director of The Orpheus Choir, Co. Cork and the newly-formed Munster Youth Singers has put together a varied and entertaining programme of pieces, mostly folksongs of Ireland and further afield, in fresh new choral arrangements by American contemporary composers and she is delighted that the Fermoy Concert Band has accepted The Orpheus Choir's invitation to join it for the evening, providing the very best of big band music by the very best of bands. Hilary is also very grateful to the the Principal,Sean Mac Gearailt, for allowing this concert to be held in the beautiful big hall of the new, state-of-the-art Gaelscoil de hÍde on the Duntahane Road, an excellent concert venue which will undoubtedly attract many more performers to its doors in the future.

Tickets: €10,-, €5,- children are available at the door on the night. For ticket reservations and enquiries, please contact Hilary:- 087-7924105 / hilaryreynolds.choir@gmail.com   

Number 33. Friday, 30th March, 2018


Support Gormfhlaith Ní Shíocháin-Ní Bhéoláin's debut concert

The choir and I will never forget the first time we met and worked with Gormfhlaith Ní Shíocháin-Ní Bhéoláin back in 2016, when she was only fifteen years of age. 

Not only her pianistic skill and musicality impressed everyone straight away, but also her utter professionalism, quiet confidence and sang-froid dealing with accompanying a choir and following a conductor, which is easier said than done! She was simply a joy to work with and indeed we had a number of very enjoyable and highly fruitful musical collaborations with her, notably the three beautiful recordings made of our 'bird songs' - 'Be still, Nightingale', 'As I hear the sweet lark sing' and 'Come live with me and be my love' – and our concert together in the Cobh Heritage Centre. I knew then that Gormfhlaith was destined to do great things in music and “lo and behold...” less than two years later, she is presenting herself as a concert pianist in this classical recital on Sunday, 8th. April, 2018 at 7.30pm in Christ Church, Fermoy. It will also be Gormfhlaith's debut playing a piano concerto, which, in itself, is a historic event, as it will probably be the first time a piano concerto has ever been performed in Fermoy. It will be performed on two pianos, with Gormfhlaith's piano teacher, Aidan Duggan playing the orchestral part. This is a treat not to be missed with the added bonus of a further programme of beautiful and varied music, including song. I am looking forward to being a proud witness of this event and I am sure that the members of The Orpheus Choir will want to join me in supporting this most talented and engaging young musician.

Hilary Reynolds

Number 32. Sunday, 18th March, 2018


Spring Concert

Our first concert in 2018 will be taking place on 21st. April in Gaelscoil de hÍde in Fermoy, in the hall of their new, state-of-the-art building which opened last year. In January 2016 planning permission was granted for the new 24-classroom complex on the Duntahane Road and on 17th. February, 2017 the students and staff closed the doors of their old building and walked to their new school accompanied by the local Fermoy Concert Band. Consequently, it is very fitting that, a year later, we have asked the Fermoy Concert Band to share the concert with us as one of our special guests. Our other special guest is the recently formed Munster Youth Singers, a youth group made up of kids from the ages of eight to fourteen attending primary and secondary schools in the area. 
Tickets: €10,-, €5,- children. 
For ticket reservations and enquiries, please contact Hilary: 
087-7924105  hilaryreynolds.choir@gmail.com

Number 31. Tuesday, 7th November, 2017

The Orpheus Choir together with the Munster Youth Singers



On the 18th. November, 2017 at 8pm in The Mall Arts Centre in Youghal The Orpheus Choir will perform its first concert of the season, a Fund-raiser to support the Youghal RNLI and Youghal Community Bus. 


The Choir and its Musical Director Hilary Reynolds are delighted to be returning to Youghal - their first visit in 2011 was to the Mary Collegiate Church, but this time the concert will be held in the Arts Centre, which is also the Town Hall, situated right next door to the Lifeboat Station. 
The Lifeboat is a service as essential to Youghal as any Fire Brigade is to inland towns - a great cause for which to raise funds with this evening's entertainment. For those who do not go out in boats, but are in urgent need of affordable transport to be able to venture out at all in this most rural of areas, a community bus is also of an immense value and thus another very worthy cause.


This concert also provides an opportunity for the Munster Youth Singers, a youth ensemble newly-formed by Hilary this year, to give their first public appearance, and the Russian pianist, Galina Badmaeva, a musician of truly exceptional talent, who will accompany both choirs on the night, will add great colour and dynamic to the whole. Iconic and much-loved Irish folk melodies in fresh choral arrangements will share the programme with con-temporary music from American composers and, as a tribute to Youghal and its sea-faring history, the Gentlemen of The Orpheus Choir will even add a 'salty' ingredient to the proceedings with a rousing sea-shanty!


Tickets €12.50 concessions €10.00. 
Tickets are available online at www.themallartscentre.com

For ticket reservations or any other enquiries, please call, text or email Hilary: 
 087 7924105 / hilaryreynolds.choir@gmail.com