How to join
On 7 May we
had a hugely successful concert at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds where the
Stowmarket Chorale, with the Kingfisher
Sinfonietta and soloists, brought an audience of well over 250 a tribute to the Queen
Mozart's Coronation Mass, Vespers & Clarinet Concerto.
Our next concert will be our concert of summer music on 16 July at
St Mary's church, Boxford, including Rutter's All Things
Bright and Beautiful; Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus; Fauré's
Cantique de Jean Racine; and Rutter's
Down by the Riverside.
Stowmarket Chorale is an ambitious choir which rehearses in Stowmarket on Wednesday evenings between September and July; we usually give three concerts a year.
Director of Music
Leslie Olive is our Director of Music. He also fills this role with The English Arts Chorale and the Eye Bach Choir, and is the Artistic Director of the Reigate Summer Music Festival, which he founded. He has conducted choirs and orchestras in the UK and abroad, including the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, the English Chamber Orchestra and the London Mozart Players.
William Baldry joined us as accompanist
in 2014 with experience as Assistant Director of Music at St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich. He has been organ scholar of Royal Holloway College, University of London, and has spent two years as Organ Scholar of Tewkesbury Abbey.
He is an organist and pianist, and we are delighted to
work with him..
delighted to have Terry Waite as our President: he has attended a
number of our
concerts and we look forward to a
long and warm relationship with him, together with our two
supportive Vice Presidents, Graham Bishop-Hunt and Dorothy Fisher.