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June Catling

We have received some sad news that our dear friend June Catling has passed away.  June was a familiar face at ICS rehearsals and concerts where she had been providing refreshments for us and our audiences since the mid-eighties. Her enthusiastic fundraising, with events such as Coffee Mornings, Christmas Fayres and various cake sales, helped […]

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It was a privilege to sing the music at our June concert to mark her Platinum Jubilee, that her Majesty would have enjoyed hearing throughout her reign. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time.

Back to rehearsals on 6 Sept

Dig out your music folder, sharpen your pencils and grab some throat lozenges, it’s back to choir after the summer break! Ipswich Choral rehearsals start up Tues 6 September, 7.30pm at Northgate Arts Centre in Ipswich. This term we’re working on requiem masses by John Rutter and Gabriel Fauré, to be performed at St. Mary-le-Tower […]

Invitation to Open Rehearsals

Looking for something challenging? Fancy coming back to singing after a break? Whether you are wanting to meet new people, dusting down your singing skills or looking to try something exciting and challenging, you’ll receive a warm welcome from Ipswich Choral Society. Come along to an open rehearsal to see for yourself with no pressure to […]

Jubilee!

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, marking the first British monarch to achieve 70 years of public service. Ipswich Choral Society and Music Director Robin Walker will be performing music from Coronations and Royal occasions throughout history. The choir are delighted to be joined by David Poulter accompanying on the organ.  The […]

Blythburgh Debut – Bach’s St John Passion

Ipswich Choral Society and Music Director Robin Walker make their debut at Holy Trinity Church in Blythburgh with a performance of Bach’s St John Passion on 9th April. Bach’s dramatic setting of the Passion of Christ was first performed in Leipzig on Good Friday, 7 April 1724. The work is a compilation of biblical passages […]

Welcome return to performing live! Bruckner’s Mass No.2

Ipswich Choral Society is excited to return to singing live again after the Covid lockdown. Bruckner’s Mass No.2 in E minor features in the Society’s upcoming concert at Ipswich School on 4 December, conducted by ICS Music Director Robin Walker. Bruckner’s setting of the mass is for eight-part mixed choir and fifteen wind instruments, and […]

Back to in-person rehearsals 7th Sept

Finally, after 18 months of meeting on Zoom, ICS will be meeting indoors to sing together again. September 7th marks the first rehearsal of our autumn term when we will start work on the Mass No 2 in E Minor by Anton Bruckner for a concert performance of the work on Saturday 4th December 2021 […]

ICS – back rehearsing soon

With the gradual easing of Covid lockdown restrictions, the hope is that Ipswich Choral Society will be able to resume in-person rehearsals soon. From 17 May, choirs will be able meet indoors in Covid-secure venues once a risk assessment has been undertaken to ensure social distancing measures are in place. The ICS committee is working […]

ICS – still meeting and singing online

The choir have still not been able to meet up in person throughout the Autumn Term, however we have not been idle. We have continued to meet online for both rehearsals and social events. In the latest of these, our Christmas Social, a good time was had by all singing carols and taking part in […]