Felixstowe Community Choir is a choir for those over 18 who enjoy singing pop song and songs from musicals. For more news about the choir watch this website, local press and media, Twitter and Facebook.
Around 60-100 men and women of all ages attend and have a wide repertoire of songs from The Beatles to Adele. There is no audition to join, and singers do not need to read music, as sheet music is not used.
The weekly fee is £5 per person payable on the door.
The pianist conductor is Emily Bennett from Felixstowe, a professional musician and teacher, who gets everyone laughing and singing - including the majority of members who have never sung in a choir before.
Choir members are singing together through Coronavirus, from our own homes. Emily Bennett, our music coach, is leading the singing from her home via Facebook Live, using the choir's Facebook Page. We also have people joining in via Zoom too. Non-choir members are welcome to join in.
Around 30 people have enjoyed this free thirty minute singalong on Monday evenings (7.30pm). The session remains on Facebook and up to 200 people in total have viewed each time at some point, after each live session has ended.
The choir has now joined the Ipswich Arts Association and so have benefited from the research from the national organisation, 'Making Music'. They are giving detailed advice on how choirs can start singing again and Felixstowe Community Choir was planning to start meeting in person soon. With the latest Government Covid guide this plan is now on hold, so we will continue meeting virtually until we are told it is safe to meet together again!
As a community non-profit-making choir, run by volunteers, all profits are donated to charities, suggested by the members.
Since the choir began in October 2012, they have directly donated £30,000 for local and national causes, as well as appearing in many charity concerts and events.
Having presented cheques for £1,000 each to our chosen charities, St Elizabeth Hospice, Alzheimer's Research UK and Brain Tumour Research, we will resume our charity fundraising when circumstances allow.