Orpheus is an orchestra without a conductor.
That doesn’t mean they are directionless, they have a score that tells them what to play.
That doesn’t mean they are mechanical, a core group guides the interpretation for every piece they play, and that core group changes every time.
That doesn’t mean they are homogenous, many players dip in and out, although a minimum number of experienced players ensure the Orpheus promise is kept for every performance.
Being conductorless doesn’t mean they are leaderless, it means everyone has to step up and take their turn at leading.
There’s always another way of succeeding. It just needs to be thought through.
Orpheus (the orchestra) has been doing this for more than 40 years.