About Us

A bit about us:

Stowmarket Chorale, formed in 1901, 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:

Our Director of Music is Tom Appleton. He is a conductor, singer, educator, workshop leader and presenter who lives in Bury St Edmunds. Tom has worked all over the world with choirs, orchestras, and individuals as diverse as the Monteverdi Choir, the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, the London Symphony Orchestra, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the Gabrielli Consort, Dame Emma Kirkby and Ray Davies!


William joined Stowmarket Chorale as Accompanist in 2014. He is also Assistant Director of Music at St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich, Assistant Music Director with Ipswich Chamber Choir and a busy freelance accompanist. As an organist, William has performed live on BBC Radio 3, appeared on BBC 1’s Songs of Praise, and has toured extensively to the USA and Europe with numerous choirs. He has previously held posts at Rochester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey.


We are 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.

What’s next:    

Unfortunately our March concert of Faure Requiem has been postponed due to the coronavirus. We hope to include it as part of our summer concert on June 20th.