Suffolk Singers Take their Singing to West Sussex and Winchester.

Suffolk Singers Take their Singing to West Sussex and Winchester.
Type of post: Choir news item
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Posted By: Tilly Farrands
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, 15 Jun 2024
Ask any member of Suffolk Singers why they like being part of the choir and they will say its because of the high quality singing in prestigious venues such as churches and cathedrals and also because of the choirs culture of friendship, social interaction and support.  So it was that the choir and accompanying persons set off from Woodbridge on Saturday 4th May in a Felixstowe Travel coach, for an overnight trip together. First destination was Arundel in West Sussex where the choir had a couple of hours sightseeing before giving a 45 min afternoon recital of sacred and secular music sung a cappella in Arundels magnificent cathedral of Our lady and Saint Philip Howard.  Returning to the coach, the choir continued to Winchester, for a one night stay in the Premier Inn, including dining together in the evening. The noise and chatter in the dining area was clearly indicative of active social interaction!  Following breakfast on Sunday 5th May, the choir enjoyed a couple of hours exploring Winchester city centre before being conveyed to The Hospital of St. Cross, a long established alms house, home for up to 25 Brothers,  just south of Winchester.  Thanks to a special arrangement with the Brothers, the Chapel of St. Cross was the venue for our second recital of the weekend and was truly awe inspiring with wonderful acoustics, amazing architecture and fantastic history.  The recitals in both venues were well received by local audiences who generously donated to the retiring collections. The choir trip ended with afternoon tea for everyone in the Hundred Mens Hall of St. Cross, provided as a treat using a legacy from the family of a sadly missed choir member. Everyone agreed on the success and enjoyment of the trip and wouldnt hesitate to be part of a similar experience in the future

We returned from tour and started our preparations for Summer Sounds the next concert which is being presented jointly by Suffolk Singers and Martlesham Brass at 7pm on 6 July.  The venue is St Michael & All Angels Church, Martlesham Heath.  Tickets available by calling 07544962205 or 07843840876 or from We hope to see you there!