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ICS in lockdown – Autumn term 2020

Ipswich Choral Society rehearsals will continue via Zoom for the start of the new term until further notice. All current ICS members will have received a letter from Phil Powditch, Chair of ICS, regarding the arrangements for the new term and member subscriptions. Despite the recent changes to COVID-19 guidance relating to non-professional musicians, choirs […]

ICS in lockdown – message from our Chair

Like all choirs and many musicians in the country, we are eagerly awaiting guidance as to when we will be able to meet up and start singing again. There has recently been some encouraging news with professional artists allowed to rehearse and perform again in certain controlled circumstances along with the commitment from government that […]

ICS in lockdown – Zoom AGM!

An interesting first for Ipswich Choral Society, holding our Annual General Meeting via Zoom. The COVID-19 lockdown presented the committee with a real challenge on how to manage the 2020 AGM. Usually held before a rehearsal, the choir has not been able to meet up for rehearsal since 10 March, and the May deadline for […]

COVID-19 announcement

Ipswich Choral Society rehearsals have been suspended until further notice in response to the Government announcements related to the COVID-19 outbreak. It is unclear at this stage when rehearsals will start back again, however the ICS Committee are monitoring the situation and will advise as soon as possible. The Come and Sing Day on 4 […]

Supporting Suffolk Law Centre

Ipswich Choral Society is keen to support local charities, both financially with fund-raising events and by raising awareness amongst ICS members and concert audiences. Our chosen charity for 2019 is the Suffolk Law Centre and we will be helping raise awareness at concerts and community events this year. Why does Suffolk need a Law Centre? […]

Chorus! The history of choirs on stage

Starting with Purcell and through to big Romantic classics, before moving onto Gilbert and Sullivan, then finishing with modern stage music. Ipswich Choral Society will be charting the history of the chorus on stage for their autumn concert on 17 November at Ipswich School. Music Director Robin Walker conducts the choir through a programme incorporating […]

Vivaldi Gloria and other choral favourites

Ipswich Choral Society round off their 2018-19 season with a delightful evening of choral favourites at St Margaret’s Church in Ipswich on Saturday 15 June. Conducted by ICS Music Director, Robin Walker, the concert programme features pieces performed on the recent ICS trip to Todi in Umbria, Italy and will culminate with ‘Gloria’ by Vivaldi. […]

Mozart’s mysterious masterpiece

Ipswich Choral Society with Music Director Robin Walker return to Snape following their hugely successful performance of Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ in 2017. The concert on 6 April features a mostly Mozart programme including his famous ‘Requiem’ and a world première of ‘The Affirming Flame’ by Tom Randle. Shrouded in mystery, the commissioning of the unfinished Requiem […]

Remembrance Day 2018

Members of Ipswich Choral Society took part in the Remembrance Sunday service at the Ipswich Cenotaph, 11 November 2018. Despite rain earlier in the day, there was glorious sunshine for the service in Christchurch Park. Ipswich Choral Society were proud to be involved, providing the musical accompaniment for the laying of the wreaths. For the […]

Bernstein Centenary Celebration

Following on from their First World War Centenary concerts earlier in the year, Ipswich Choral Society mark another centenary, the birth of Leonard Bernstein. The Bernstein Centenary Celebration will be held on 20 October at St Mary-le-Tower church. Leonard Bernstein (25 August 1918 – 14 October 1990) was a world renowned musician, conductor and composer. […]