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 have been singing together through Coronavirus, from our own homes. Emily Bennett, our music coach, is now leading the singing from outside her house but it is broadcast live and anyone can join in via Facebook Live, using the choir's Facebook Page. Non-choir members are welcome to join in virtually and we will let you know when we are able to accept new members. Like all choirs, we can only have 30 members meet in person (outside) and priority is given to current members, who book their place each week. We are having a bucket collection to off-set expenses.
The singalong on Monday evenings starts at 7pm, lasts about 30-40 minutes and remains on Facebook after each live session has ended, so can be viewed anytime.
The choir has 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 and when choirs can start meeting as they did pre-Covid, and Felixstowe Community Choir is planning to start meeting in person indoors, as soon as it is allowed.
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.