December 18

Gippeswyk Singers New Year Concert with Martlesham Brass

 Gippeswyk Singers are welcoming in the New Year with special guests Martlesham Brass in a concert at St Michael & All Angels Church Centre, Martlesham Heath IP5 3PL on Sunday 6th January at 7:30pm.

Come and enjoy an uplifting evening of beautiful music from the choir including Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” and Brian Latchem’s “An Abundance of Blessings” conducted by Geoff Lavery and accompanied by Anna Wynne on harp.

Martlesham Brass are featured performing on their own as well as joining the Singers for a medley of well-known songs from “The Sound of Music”.

Tickets £5 – at the door and in advance from choir members or paulgalley@btinternet.com.   Refreshments will be available.

Gippeswyk Singers are supporting local charities FIND (Families in Need/ Food Bank Ipswich) and ICSRE (Suffolk Law Centre).

2019 Spring Concert update: Verdi’s “Requiem” concert tickets are already selling for a special collaboration between Gippeswyk Singers, Beccles Choral Society, Phoenix Singers, Lambeth Orchestra and 4 outstanding international soloists at Snape Maltings on 11th May, 2019. Conducted by Geoff Lavery, the massed  chorus and full orchestra will have over 250 musicians filling the concert hall stage at Snape for this magnificent work by Verdi. Tickets (£25, £20, £15) are available from members of all 3 choirs, cherylcoutts468@btinternet.com or Snape Box Office 01728 687110.

                                               www.gippeswyksingers.co.uk

 

Martlesham Brass
‘Making Music Fun in East Anglia’

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
December is the busiest month of the year for Martlesham Brass – you will often find us playing Christmas Carols outside supermarkets, both in Martlesham & Ipswich, raising money for charities nominated by our band members. This year we are raising funds for The Stroke Association, Tiffers – the Bus Shelter Ipswich CIC and Martlesham Community Responders.

Please join us for ‘Coffee and Carols’ on Saturday 1st December at 10am at St Michael’s Church Centre, Martlesham Heath, when you can hear our Intermediate Band playing your favourite Christmas music. There will be refreshments, various stalls & a raffle – admission is free.
Our Christmas Concert is on Saturday 15th December at 7pm, also at St Michael’s Church Centre. Tickets are £3.50 (Primary School children free). You can get your tickets by phoning 07544 962205, visiting our website www.martleshambrass.co.uk or they will be available on the door. This concert is often a sell-out, so please get your tickets early.
On Wednesday 19th December we will be playing for ‘Carols in the Square’, Martlesham Heath at 7pm.

We would love to hear from new players, young and old, with or without experience. Our aim is to encourage anyone who feels they would like to play in a brass band to come and have a go! If you would like to join us, or if you already play or have previously played a brass instrument and would like to come along and meet us, please contact us via the website or use the contact details below.

Liz Howard. (Publicity Officer)
e_m_howard@talk21.com
01473 625617
Registered Charity No.1100922.
Visit our website www.martleshambrass.co.uk