Ipswich Chamber Choir

Since its formation in 1984, Ipswich Chamber Choir has established a reputation for a high standard of performance.   We employ a professional Music Director and Accompanist, and we engage professional soloists and instrumentalists to perform at least three concerts a year in and around Ipswich.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Benedict Collins Rice as our new Music Director from September 2018, stepping into the shoes of Christopher Borrett.

Our last concert with Christopher took place on 19th May at St Andrew's Church, Rushmere and was a celebration of eight years of wonderful music under his musical direction.  We are grateful for his musical interpretation, for introducing us to unfamiliar music and for helping us to improve our vocal technique.  We wish him well and are pleased that we can keep in touch as he is continuing in his rôle as Music Director at St Mary-le-Tower.

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 We were delighted that John Brunning, composer and Classic FM presenter, was present to hear us perform the world première of his works Ubi Caritas, Ave Maria ii, Benedictus, Agnus Dei and Prayer of St Francis.

We were delighted that John Brunning, composer and Classic FM presenter, was present to hear us perform the world première of his works Ubi Caritas, Ave Maria ii, Benedictus, Agnus Dei and Prayer of St Francis.

 

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Saturday 17th November 2018

at St Mary-le-Tower Church, Ipswich

7.00pm

Our first concert with Benedict Collins Rice as Music Director will be an evening of music and poetry remembering the suffering during The Great War and the hope and renewal in its aftermath.

"Greater Love Hath No Man"

Songs of Farewell - Hubert Parry

Poetry from The War Poets and local, living poets

By a bier-side - Ivor Gurney

Requiem - Gabriel Fauré (organ accompaniment)

Greater Love Hath No Man - John Ireland

 

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Testimonials

The Ipswich Chamber Choir’s high standards make working with them a pleasure.
— Benedict Quirke, Tenor
It has been my great pleasure to sing with them on several occasions. They are extremely friendly and welcoming and perform with great passion and musicianship.
— Rupert Reid, Baritone
“I really enjoyed singing for Ipswich Chamber Choir. The programmes are always fantastic. I am increasingly impressed by the musicality with which the choir sings.”
— Robyn Allegra Parton, Soprano
They are one of the most enthusiastic, well-drilled and vibrant choirs that I have had the pleasure to stand in front of. In the short time that he had been with them Chris had done a marvellous job.
— Edmund Hastings, Tenor