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Handel’s ‘Messiah’
United Reformed Church

Wellingborough Orpheus Choir’s 70th Anniversary

Wellingborough Orpheus Choir celebrates its platinum jubilee this year. During its 70-year history the choir has won awards in the Northamptonshire Eisteddfod, performed with other Northamptonshire choirs in the Royal Albert Hall and taken part in numerous exchange visits with a choir from Wellingborough’s twin town, Niort.

Founded by Frank Stalvies, a local publican and musician who played on cruise ships before the Second World War, the choir’s first public performance was Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in what was then the Congregational Church on Wellingborough’s High Street. Today’s choir will be celebrating with a performance of the same work in the same church (now the United Reformed Church) on Saturday 1st April at 7.00pm, with an orchestra and professional soloists – an event not to be missed!

Tickets £15 (£13 in advance), students £5, under 12s free) available from Irvin’s House of Flavour, High Street, Wellingborough, by calling 01604 870318, or at the door.

For more information email maureen@thejetty.eclipse.co.uk, visit the choir’s website at or follow them on Facebook.

The anniversary concert is being supported by Wilson Browne Solicitors, BCC Telemarketing, Wellingborough Town Council and North Northamptonshire Council.