How to join
Our next concert is our
Christmas concert at 7pm, Sat 10th December at the Stowmarket URC -
concert of 2017 will be on 25 February and has a nautical theme, with Edward
Elgar's Sea Pictures, and performance of Alexander L'Estrange's
Ahoy! - tickets available soon.
Sing with your child!
Children and adults are invited to join us in singing the stirring music of
Ahoy! based on sea shanties, Tudor songs and original music.
Rehearsals start in January.
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.