A Chance to Sing at the Royal Albert Hall
Ipswich-based Cantus Firmus Choir is recruiting singers to join them to be part of the massed choir at London’s prestigious Prom Praise, at the Royal Albert Hall, on Saturday 2 April 2016.
Conducted by Nöel Tredinnick, Prom Praise is something of a cross between Songs of Praise and the Last Night of the Proms. The 300-voice choir will be accompanied by the 100-strong All Souls Orchestra, with guest soloists including Stuart Townend, Noel Robinson and Lou Fellingham.
The Ipswich Cantus Firmus Choir was formed in 2014 to sing at Prom Praise that year, and was so successful that most of the 50 singers who took part were keen to continue. The choir, which is drawn mainly from churches in the East Suffolk area, has presented a number of performances since then, most notably Crimson Glory, in November 2014, which was attended by over 500 people.
The choir is directed by Richard Hubbard, an experienced conductor and educator who teaches music at London School of Theology, and is Parish Music Development Researcher at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. His relaxed yet professional approach makes him a popular choir leader.
Rehearsals begin in the Ipswich area in February, and the choir are looking for new singers. An ability to follow written music is required. Tenors and basses are especially needed.
Full details are available at www.cantusfirmus.org.uk
, or by phoning Debbie Cook on 01473 687333.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Cantus Firmus Trust
4 St Mary’s Park
Ipswich IP10 0DY
Cantus Firmus Trust is a UK registered Charity, No. 1007854