December 16th 2023
Christmas! A time for celebration and what better way than with enjoyable and inspiring music in the shape of Vivaldi’s Baroque masterpiece, his Gloria, much loved by audiences and performers alike for its lively energy and moving melodies. Mix that with more traditional Christmas music including Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and some carols for choir, children's choir and audience and - there - a near perfect evening out in Framlingham with Phoenix Singers and guests in festive mood.
Phoenix Singers has teamed up with a group of talented young vocal soloists for this concert:
Emily Varney - Soprano
Ailsa Campbell - Soprano
Emma Louise Jones - Alto
Stephen Jones – Bass
and with renowned Suffolk musician Jonathan Rutherford, our accompanist for the evening.
Also joining us are Sing Praise, an after-school singing project for primary school children, now in its fifth year, which meets weekly in St Michael’s Church in Framlingham.
Phoenix Singers is an amateur choral society that was founded by musician Malcolm Russell in 1976. We are based in the historic and lively market town of Framlingham in east Suffolk. With a choir of between 50 and 60 mixed voices we perform three concerts a year, mainly of sacred/liturgical but occasionally secular music, in either St Michael's Parish Church, Framlingham College Chapel or the Headmaster Porter Theatre at Framlingham College. Sometimes we combine forces with other choirs to perform a major work at Snape Maltings or elsewhere.
For most concerts Phoenix Singers engages professional soloists and a small orchestra of mostly professional musicians, with the aim of giving a high standard of performance.
Phoenix Singers is not an auditioned choir. If you would like us to get in touch to discuss potential membership with you, or to enquire about any other aspect of the choir's life please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register your contact details, become a Friend or to sign up as a member please use this link Registration Form
Membership subscriptions are currently £145 per year, payable at the beginning of the Autumn Term; often a £10 discount is available for members paying before the Annual General Meeting at the end of September. Singers joining later in the year pay £50 per term but there is a special price of £75 for anyone joining for the Sea Symphony because it includes the Spring term and extends into the first half of the summer term.
Phoenix Singers is a Registered Charity No 1076549 and is affiliated to Making Music, the national federation of music groups and societies.