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In April 2014 the choir gave the first Suffolk performance of The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins in The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Our special guest on that evening was Terry Waite CBE, a long-time friend of the composer and contributor to the work. We are delighted that he is now our President.

Our Vice-Presidents are Dorothy Fisher, a previous choir member and most energetic and long-serving volunteer, and Graham Bishop-Hunt, our Musical Director in the 1990s and early 2000s.

We invite you to become a Friend of Stowmarket Chorale

Since its foundation in 1901, this choir has endeavoured to provide a great standard of singing for the people of Stowmarket and the surrounding areas. To be able to invite professional soloists and musicians to perform with us we need to raise funds above and beyond the income we receive from members’ annual subscriptions and from the social events that we hold during the year.

By becoming a Friend of Stowmarket Chorale you can help us towards engaging the professional soloists who make all the difference to our performances and are vital to the success of the choir.

Friends play an important part in supporting the activities of the choir for an annual subscription of £20.00 per person or £30.00 per couple. The advantages include:

  • Discounted ticket prices (two per couple)
  • Priority booking
  • Free programme with name acknowledgement
  • Two newsletters a year keeping you informed of our events.
  • Invitations to our social functions

To become a Friend, all you need to do is to email Margaret Cowey, the Friends Secretary. We look forward to welcoming you!


Friends of Stowmarket Chorale

Mr B Annis

Mr & Mrs G Bishop-Hunt

Mrs M W Dawson

Mr & Mrs R Durrant

Mr D Fisher

Mrs J Keeble

Mr B P O’Keeffe

Mr R Newson

Mr & Mrs M Page

Mrs J Shepherd

Mr T Turner

Mr R Wragg

Junior Friends: Alisha, Cody & Joshua Pooler



President: Terry Waite CBE. Vice Presidents: Graham Bishop-Hunt, Dorothy Fisher
Registered Charity Number: 280488 Copyright © Stowmarket Chorale 2009-19