The Lark Folk Choir 2018

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED – Book Now online or by post

Next Choir Dates:
April 16, 23, 30 May 7, 21

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Monday Evenings 7.30pm – 9pm
VENUE:  REDWOODS (Old Library) at Red Gables, Ipswich Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1BE

To pay by post, please send a cheque payable to:
‘EATMT’, The Old Stables, Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, IP14 1DL Tel. 01449 771090

• Learn Traditional Songs by Ear (words provided)
• No Auditions
• Sing in Unison & Harmony
• Relax – learn to breath well for singing
• Perform at EATMT events

The choir sings Traditional Songs popular in East Anglia and beyond over the centuries including: Sea Shanties, Drinking Songs, Elizabethan Rounds, Traditional Ballads, Laments, Chorus Songs and more. Organised by the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust, the Lark Folk Choir is open to all ages and abilities.
Tutor: Jennie Cassidy
Jennie is an inspiring musician and workshop leader, you can read about her fantastic career below. She is based in East Anglia and has been known to sing many traditional and anonymous songs from over the centuries from medieval, renaissance and baroque periods to the present day. The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust are thrilled to have her on board to lead our new series of Folk Choir workshops.
During her exciting career, Jennie Cassidy has sung on five continents and at many leading venues including La Scala, Milan and the Royal Albert Hall. Her two and a half octave range has allowed her to sing soprano with the Taverner Consort and alto with the Gabrielli Consort. She has travelled the world with groups such as the Harp Consort performing at major festivals in Europe and America. She has also performed and recorded with the New London Consort, The Intrepid Academy, Gothic Voices, Joglaresa, Musicians of the Globe, Musica Antiqua of London, Musiche Varie and Psalmody.
Jennie is renowned for her clarity of tone and her variety of vocal colours. She has recorded over thirty CDs and has made radio broadcasts in many countries. Jennie initially trained as a scientist and has a joint degree in Physics and Chemistry. She taught science for 8 years before starting her singing career. As well as performing she is in great demand as a singing teacher both at home and abroad. She coaches regularly in collaboration with the German Music Schools in Essen and Fulda. She has taught in Germany with Bruce Dickey and Adam Woolf, and is a popular teacher on summer schools and courses in Denmark.

Why Join the Lark Folk Choir? 

It’s great opportunity to let off some steam, learn by ear, meet new people, sing your heart out and carry on the legacy of traditional music in East Anglia and beyond.
Stowmarket is easily accessible by train and car. It is on the main London – Norwich and Ipswich – Cambridge routes. Red Gables is a short walk from the train station.
There is plenty of free parking at the venue.
Tea/coffee/herbal tea included. for further information.