To Where You Are
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Released in 2011, this CD features several new songs and the 2009 MOCSA Winner Catrin Aur and former X Factor Runner Up Rhydian Roberts
- Soon and Very Soon - Written By Andrae Crouch, this spiritual shows the softer side of the Orpheus.
- Aberystwyth - This traditional hymn tune by Dr Joseph Parry, arranged by Dr Alwyn Humphreys sung in Welsh and English sums up the feeling of returing to God at time of death -"Cover my defenceless head, with the shadow of thy wing."
- Stars - Taken from the hit show "Les Miserables" this is the first track from the CD by one of our first guest soloist X Factor's Rhydian Roberts
- The Fields of Athenry - An arramgement of the romantic Irish folk song by Pete St. John Arranged for the Choir by Joy
- En Route - A re-recording of the track first recorded in the 1973 recording with the Band of the Welsh Guards of the same name. Revived for our 75th Anniversary year.
- To Where You Are - The title track of the CD holds a very special meaning for the Orpheus being very comforting to those experiencing the loss of someone special. "Who can say for certain? Maybe you're still here, I feel you all around me, your memory's so clear"
- The Easter Hymn - Cavalleria Rusticana - The rousing and dramatic "Easter Hymn" features the second of our soloist's 2009 MOCSA competition winner Catrin Aur. A lady with a big future.
- Stand by Me - Another memory from the past. A plea for support when under pressure, the claming "Stand by Me" is an ever popular favourite.
- Sunshine in My Soul - Another uplifting track showing the lighter side of the Orpheus.
- How Great Thou Art - This evergreen hymn is alway popular with young and old alike, recently voted one of the nation's favourite hymns - never better than when sung by the Orpheus in full voice.
- Bui Doi - The second piece featuring Rhydian. Literally translated as the "Dust of Life" about the street children of - Vientam following the Vietnam war, potentially the most emotionally charged piece of the recording.
- Mansions of the Lord - This the title track from the 2002 film "We Were Soldiers" ...Fathers, Brothers, Husbands, Sons. A reminder of the people behind the soldiers.
- Mor Hawddgar Yw Dy Bebyll - A setting of Psalm 84 "How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings" composed by the South West Wales Composer Eric Jones and originally arranged by him for the Orpheus.
- A Red Red Rose - An unusual setting of the words of Robbie Burns, suited perfectly to the sound of the MOC.
- You'll Never Walk Alone - The final piece featuring Rhydian, the words of which require no explanation.
- Canwn Moliannwn - A medley of four Welsh hymn tunes arranged for the 75th Anniversary by Joy Amman Davies. This selection culminates in the rousing "Craig Y Oesoedd" The perfect ending.