Stowmarket Jan ’20

The Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley has presented its popular third annual Concert at the United Reformed Church in Stowmarket. Proceeds were in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Well over £1000 was raised.

The Concert consisted of an evening of acapella and barbershop music performed by two groups, Stellar Acappellar and The VIPS. The acoustics of the URC building emphasised the high quality provided by both choirs and the audience appreciated the beautiful sounds.

Gaynor Schofield musical director of Stellar Acappella spoke of her delight in the popularity of the group. She said: “we love being able to take our music to those who haven’t heard our harmonies before, as well as being able to support charities”. The VIPs repertoire includes 4-part arrangements of popular songs from recent decades as well as Barbershop from the start of the last century.

A video of the concert is on the Stowmarket Gipping Valley YouTube channel which can be found via Google by typing in the name above into the search box.

The Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley are always looking for new members (both male and female) who are interested in good fellowship and service within the local community. They meet at the Cedars Hotel in Stowmarket on alternate Thursday evenings and if you would like to give them a try please contact Richard Tingey 07834 247244 or email Their website address is and they are also on Facebook.