Gippeswyk Singers have been thrilled with the tremendous reception and superb reviews of The Dream of Gerontius at Snape Maltings in May 2017.
Conductor Geoff Lavery took everyone who was there that night on an unforgettable journey through Elgar’s masterpiece, which included a wonderfully moving performance from the Lambeth Orchestra, outstanding solo voices, and a dramatically beautiful choral sound from the impressive teamwork of Gippeswyk Singers and Beccles Choral Society.
The Singers are now busy preparing a lovely programme entitled “Anthems for Advent” with special guests the Nightingale Wind Quintet at Great Bealings Church on Sunday, 3rd December at 7.30pm. This concert is designed to open your heart and lift your spirits for the coming Christmas season!
Looking ahead to 2018, they will be celebrating Easter with a presentation of Bach’s St John Passion on Good Friday, 30th March at St John’s Church in Felixstowe at 7.00pm in conjunction with Felixstowe Music, featuring professional soloists and string orchestra.
To finish off the year, Gippeswyk Singers are looking forward to the fun and camaraderie of another concert tour, this time to Somerset in the West Country with performances at Christchurch, Frome on Saturday 30th June at 7.30pm and St Michael’s Without, Bath on Sunday, 1st July at 3pm. A pre-tour summer concert will be given locally (venue yet to be advised) on Sunday 24th June, 2018.
After the success of The Dream of Gerontius at Snape Maltings, a future collaboration with Beccles Choral Society and the Lambeth Orchestra is on the agenda for 2019.
And if you’ve never heard them, you’re missing out on a highly accomplished and delightfully expressive chamber choir who perform regularly in East Anglia under the musical direction of Geoff Lavery. Profits from their concerts go to support local charities which are chosen by the choir members each year.
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