Well, that’s another year drawing to a close, and the Orpheus Club is still going strong! Our Christmas get-together went well, raising more money and giving folk another chance to catch up with one another in a festive atmosphere. As usual, the committee did a great job keeping everyone entertained and fed. After the success of Trial By Jury and the various fundraising events this year, we can look forward to more theatrics in 2014.
A club love story came full circle this year, as Orpheus stalwart Kirsty Lee married Jamie Walker at Low Parks Museum in Hamilton on 8th November. They met during our 2012 production of La Cage Aux Folles. It was Jamie’s first appearance with the Orpheus Club, playing Francis, the put-upon, bruised and battered stage manager. Clearly Kirsty saw something beneath the black eye and neck brace, and a year and a half later they were married, with Jamie looking very dapper. Congratulations to you both!
Thanks to everyone who came to our fabulous evening of music and dance! The committee members kept us stocked up with nibbles and hot rolls at the Halloween-themed decorated tables, and the swing band provided a great soundtrack to the night. They kept us well entertained, along with the dancers, who had us all on the dance floor doing the Charleston at one point.
Our next fundraiser will be a Christmas Get Together on Tuesday 3rd December 2013 at 7.30pm in the United Reformed Church, Johnstone Drive (off Mill Street), Rutherglen. As before, everybody is welcome.
Another production done and dusted! It always seems to go by so fast. There was a great turnout for both performances, especially the first night, which was sold out. It’s that kind of enthusiastic support that keeps us going, during the show itself, and in the long term as a club.
Next up is our big band swing night! An evening of music and dance with the fantastic Swingfellas performing live with vocals from the Orpheus Club’s very own Sam Lapping. The MG Dancers will be on hand to keep us all dancing and hot filled rolls and nibbles will be provided as part of the ticket price. There will also be a bar. This event is open to everyone, not just club members, so bring along your friends and family for a boogie. It will be held in the Couper Institute, 86 Clarkston Road, Glasgow on FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2013 @ 7.30pm.
Tickets £15 from Jennie Wilkie – firstname.lastname@example.org or Antony Carter – email@example.com
120 years ago, the Orpheus Club put on its first ever production, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial By Jury. For our 120th anniversary, we’ll be bringing you this one-act comic opera classic once again – together with a medley of more recent musical theatre songs – for two nights only, so get in quick for tickets!
Thanks to everyone who took part in and came to our fundraising concert on 31st May. The audience enjoyed the variety our superb soloists and chorus had to offer. The repertoire ranged from songs of popular musicals covering comedy, tragedy and romance, to Gilbert & Sullivan numbers, to even a touch of grand opera. Compere Walter Paul had everyone laughing, throwing in some audience participation of hand clapping and foot stamping, making the evening a great success. The ticket sales and raffle raised over £1700, giving a much needed boost to our coffers. Special thanks go to Walter, Musical Director Andrew Nicol and the United Reformed Church (in particular church warden Campbell Dick).
Our next performance will be a fundraising concert on Friday 31st May. Come along and listen to quality performances of pieces from some of the best-known musicals. Join us, we’d love to see you there. For more info, see our New Productions page.