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Summer is coming …

… it’s official – it must be, because rehearsals have started for our summer concerts!

A big shout-out to our friends at Stowmarket Chorale, 15 of whom came to our first rehearsal of the new term last night. We went through the whole of Captain Noah and Songs of the Fleet and are thoroughly enjoying working on them. We are looking forward to a great three months of work culminating in two sensational concerts!

Not Petite, Not Solonnelle ..

In a special event to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death,
The Dorian Singers under their musical director Alan Loader will perform
Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. This is the best known sacred work of a composer
much better known for his operas such as The Barber of Seville and William Tell.

Despite its title, Rossini’s take on the Mass is neither small nor solemn.
Originally scored for singers plus organ and harmonium, this performance
will be accompanied by renowned concert pianist Marina Korneva
and well-known organist Andrew Leach.

Proceeds are in aid of Alzheimers Research UK
www.alzheimersresearchuk.org

Tickets: £12 from The Card Centre, 6 Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe. Tel: 01394 283170
and from choir members or at the door
Saturday 24 March at 7.30 pm.
St Andrew’s Church, St Andrew’s Road, Felixstowe

The Dorian Singers are proud to have the support of the
East of England Co-operative Society
who will be providing light refreshments in the interval.

Singing into Spring

Our Chairman writes …

Rehearsals start on Wednesday 10th January for our Spring concert on 24th March. Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solonelle” will be a first for us and I’m sure that it will prove to be a really great sing! We would like more tenors and basses so if you’d like to have a go please join us on Wednesday. All details of our rehearsal venue are on our web page. Look forward to seeing ALL our regulars and maybe some new faces. Happy New Year to all.

The Dorians on the Air

The choir was delighted to accept BBC Radio Suffolk’s invitation to perform at the Children in Need Carol Concert, which was recorded at the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings. It was a thoroughly enjoyable event, and we hope you managed to hear the broadcast.

A Glorious Gloria!

There’s nothing quite like a last-minute panic before a concert, and this was a biggie: our soprano soloist, Gill Wilson was taken ill and, at twenty four hours’ notice, we needed to find a replacement. In the event, Paula Downes stepped in and scored a triumphant success.

Autumn is here

… and rehearsals start this coming Wednesday for our Christmas concert. We will be performing Vivaldi’s “Gloria”, Christmas music from Handel’s “Messiah”, and Christmas carols.

We have also been invited to take part in the BBC Radio Suffolk Carol Concert this year, which takes place in the Britten Studio, Snape Maltings at 4 pm on Saturday 16th December.

It will be a busy few months, but great fun!