About Suffolk Singers

Suffolk Singers is a friendly community choir of thirty-four members drawn from around Suffolk. ​​
Founded in 1991 by Andrew Piersenne with a handful of singers, Suffolk Singers has evolved into a choir much appreciated for beautiful blended singing, thanks to fantastic direction and guidance from our Music Director, Claire Weston. We perform a wide variety of music, both sacred and secular, mostly a cappella.   

In 2021, the choir celebrated its 30th anniversary and in doing so, we looked back on a history of performances at many prestigious venues ranging from regular concerts in our wonderful Suffolk churches to singing in magnificent cathedrals, both in the UK and abroad. In March 2022, we were delighted to give a recital in the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, whilst in May of the same year, we performed concerts in Lincoln Cathedral and Southwell Minster.

We have enjoyed performing on many different occasions including singing at the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate at Ypres, being part of a Sky Arts programme on Constable, competing at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod, joining a massed International choir in Carnegie Hall, New York and performing with the group G4. We also host an annual choral workshop open to the wider community.


Our Performances:
We give four to five concerts a year, alongside singing at a wide range of events including weddings, entertainments and music festivals

Our Workshops:
We give an annual Choral
Workshop to learn about
technique, share music-making,
and have fun - and cake!

Our Director:
Our Director is Claire Weston, Head of Singing at Woodbridge School,
​and former Principal at the English National Opera

In beautiful venues:
We have performed in some wonderful venues, including Lincoln Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Ypres Cathedral, the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, and of course the wondrous churches and chapels of Suffolk

On Tour:
We have toured in Ireland and Wales and in 2018 we toured in Belgium, singing in Ypres and Ghent Cathedrals, and in a very moving ceremony at the Menin Gate. In 2022 we toured in the UK singing at Lincoln Cathedral and Southwell Minster.
In Competition:
We performed in the Final of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
On Television:
We have recorded for Sky Arts with Richard E Grant for Tate Britain

Performing in Suffolk:
Alongside performing for Ipswich Music Day and in Suffolk's most splendid churches, we have also sung with G4 at the Ipswich Regent
On Radio:
As well as performing on local radio, we have sung on BBC Radio 3 ​for "Meet My Choir"

We are more than just a choir - we are friends, and our husbands, wives, partners, parents, children, families and friends all get involved in what we do. We have a great love of cake