Number 35. Friday, 14th September, 2018


For Cork's Culture Night in Fermoy, three members of The Orpheus Choir and an up-and-coming young singing student of Hilary's will be featuring as soloists in a Celebration of Song, singing a variety of Irish, blue-grass and country ballads - all-time favourites that everyone will know, joined by Claisceadal na gCarad, a local unison choir that sing in Irish.
They are all seasoned performers who are well-known in Fermoy and environs – Vera Noonan, hailing from Dungarvan but whose voice has warmed every heart in Fermoy town, Claire O'Sullivan, originally from Tallow, now living in Glanworth, bringing a tear to the eye with her moving rendition of the ballads of yesteryear, Gerald 'The Voice' Lane, from Mitchelstown, at home both in Irish folk and the great hits of Frank Sinatra and Michael Duane, a young talent from Doneraile, some might say a successor to Nathan Carter, who will also be singing his own songs on the night. All four will be accompanied by their vocal coach and conductor of The Orpheus Choir, Hilary Reynolds.
Claisceadal na gCarad will perform songs that many will have learnt at school as wel as some that are probably less well known, including 'Dá bhFaighinn mo Rogha de Thriúr Acu', 'Anonn is Anall' and a twelfth-century macaronic hymn 'Deus Meus Adiuva Me'.

The concert will be held in the Anderson Room, Fermoy Community Youth Centre on Friday, 21st. September, 2018 at 8.15pm and admission is free.

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