Art in Celebration - Music



1. Birkbeck Singers – Why We Sing

 Birkbeck Singers. 

2. Chandra Grover – Lonely

Composed by Aker Bilk & Norrie Paramour. Arranged for clarinet trio, recorded by Chandra Grover

3. Stellar Acapella – Like a Prayer

Established in 2017 Stellar Acapella are a vibrant group who love singing. More at Facebook
Like a Prayer by Madonna (adapted by Brad Stephenson) – Presented by Stellar Acappella

4. Stellar Acapella – Lady Marmalade

Lady Marmalade by B. Crewe, K. Nolan (arr.Staffan Paulson) – Presented by Stellar Acappella

5. Simply Stellar – True Colours

True Colours by Cyndi Lauper

6. Simply Stellar – Saving All My Love For You

Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston

7. Camcordions; The Movie. 2020

An Accordion Concert in Lockdown.

8. Rachel Lilleyman – Smile

This original Charlie Chaplin song arranged for 4 horns for your enjoyment. Recorded in the UK during lockdown.

9. Ipswich Hospital Community Choir – When You believe

When You Believe from the musical The Prince Of Egypt.
“This was put together during lockdown and is our tribute the wonderful selfless work of the staff and volunteers at Ipswich Hospital. Each singer recorded their part on their own using phones, laptops or tablets and then sent me their video and audio recordings which I mastered into a complete track, with the video completed by committee member Phil Riches.”
– Nick Coleman, MD. Ipswich Hospital Community Choir.  Web:

10. Community Light Orchestra – Annen Polka

The Community Light Orchestra, based near Ipswich in Suffolk, here playing Annen-Polka by Johann Strauss.
All recorded separately at home during June / July 2020.

11. Margaret Nicholls – Love Never Falters

An original song composed and recorded by Margaret Nicholls during the Coronavirus lockdown 2020.

12. Ipswich Choral Society – Vivaldi Gloria

Vivaldi Gloria – 1st movement (RV589).
The Ipswich Choral Society is a friendly choir of some 80 members, formed in 1824 and is the second oldest choral society in England.
The Society has attracted a membership with a wide range of musical experiences and has entertained the public with performances
across a varied musical repertoire. ICS also provide a fine finale at No. 78 and 79 on our list.

13. Grace Harmon, her brother James and sister Lucy – Valerie

Valerie performed for #clapforourcarers on 7th May 2020.

14. Grace Harmon and her brother James – I’m Still Standing

I’m Still Standing recorded during #clapforourcarers on 23rd April 2020.

15. Grace Harmon and her brother James – Mr blue Sky

Mr Blue Sky performed during #clapforourcarers on 21st May 2020.

16. Grace Harmon – Twist and Shout

Twist And Shout – 4 part arrangement

17. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy

The Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir was formed over 50 years ago initially from serving Police Officers.
Our membership currently is very largely from the wider community. We entertain audiences throughout
Suffolk and beyond, usually in theatres and churches.
Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy by Freddie Mercury of Queen.
We have made this a cheeky duet. We hope you like it.

18. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Don’t Go Breaking My Heart as performed by Elton John and Kiki Dee.
Please excuse the questionable lip-syncing.

19. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Something Stupid

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Something Stupid as performed by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman.
Our video shows images taken of the area surrounding the River Deben as it meanders towards Felixstowe, Suffolk.

20. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Nella Fantasia

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Nella Fantasia by Ennio Morricone. This video includes lyrics
in Italian, and our own English translation reflects the message. We hope you like it.

21. Trianon – Damen – Souvenir Polka by Johann Strauss

The players are from the woodwind section of the Trianon Music Group, Ipswich.
This video was made as a contribution to the Ipswich Arts Association, Suffolk Festival of Performing Arts, Sept 2020.

22. Stephen Hogger – Festivo – Martin How

After weeks of no playing due to lock down a little offering for the folks at Christchurch Ipswich

23. Ipswich Theatre Organ Club – By a Waterfall

By a Waterfall played by Stephen Hogger.

24. Ipswich Theatre Organ Club – Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow played by Stephen Hogger

25. Jonathan Bailey & Paul Kennington – English Country Garden

English Country Garden composed by Percy Grainger

26. Judith and Emma Nichols

Jesus Christ, my Living Hope

27. Layla Yuzen – City of Stars

City of Stars

28. Trianon – Trio by L.Mayeur

Trio for flute, oboe and clarinet, with piano accompaniment by L Mayeur. Played by Roger, Ruth, Sue & Stephen

29. Trianon – German Waltz Favourites

For flute, oboe, clarinet and cello. In this video the players, Sue, Roger, Ruth & Margo were completely isolated from each other,
using a metronome click only to play with. There was therefore no tuning or other clues to assist the players to interact !

30. Roger Hanes – Per la Gloria d’Adorarvi from Griselda

Per la Gloria d’Adorarvi from Griselda for oboe, cor anglais and piano. This video was purely an initial experiment into the process involved

31.. Mary Odam – Rumpole

A piece dedicated to…..

32. Howard Head playing bass on Queen of California – John Mayer (Quarantine Cover)

I am a freelance bassist born and bred in Suffolk and have been uploading content over lockdown as all of my gigs have been cancelled!
The uploads features a variety of musicians (some, also from Suffolk!).  To get an idea of the content, you can view them on my instagram page:

33. Woodbridge Excelsior Band – Everybody Needs Somebody

Virtual Brass Banding – A Lockdown Special!

34. Woodbridge Excelsior Band – Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle (accidentally topically earlier in lockdown!). “No teddy bears were harmed during the recording – that’s me playing
the teddy bears, cushions and saucepan lids as I had no clash cymbals at home”
– Sarah Skilton.

35. Company of Four / The Spallettes

The Company of Four were involved in a virtual ‘Giant Lockdown Handclapping’ routine. Organised and put together by the Spallettes –
– the 3 very talented daughters of the late Don Spall who was one of the companies founding members and our Life President.

36. Jenny’s Accordians – The Glen Miller Story

We might not be able to perform together in the same room at the moment, but we can still make some noise over the Internet! Here’s one of our favourites – a collection of Glenn Miller tunes. Many thanks to Jake for editing the video. Enjoy! Jenny’s Accordionists were first formed in the late 1950’s by our teacher and conductor, Jennifer Neal (née Cross), herself an extremely accomplished accordionist. For more information, or to enquire about us playing for you, please contact Maria (07519 873183) or email! Web:

37. Essentially Swing – It Don’t mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

“From piccolo to trombone and from rags to rock ‘n’ roll Essentially Swing brings
a unique blend of tonal colour to the music from around the great era of Swing.
Founder, Carolyn Goates, started with a love of swing music, a saxophone and a group of enthusiastic flautists.
From unlikely beginnings we can add Carolyn’s sister Chandra who brought the clarinet into the mix. One clarinet led to
another and soon we had an 11-piece band; a piccolo, 4 flutes, 3 clarinets, soprano, alto and tenor saxes. So, we had the upper
and middle parts of the spectrum., but we were missing something. So one by one we extended our bottom end (pun intended)
with the addition of French horn, baritone sax and trombone. In the 2 years since we began we have grown to a 15-strong band.”

38. Ipswich Hospital Band, St. Peter’s Band & Saints Community Band – Music from Frozen2

A collaboration this time with all 3 bands that encompass the Ipswich Hospital Band banner. Members were tasked to record themselves playing their specific part to collaborate which is no mean feat. Listening and adjusting your dynamic, phrasing and intonation is the backbone to any musical ensemble and the stresses and difficulties of virtual banding means that those three concepts are simply impossible to reproduce at a distance. As musical director of the Ipswich Hospital Band, I was very impressed at the quality of the music the bands produced when it all came together.

39. Ipswich Hospital band, St. Peter’s Band & Saints Community Band – You’ll Never Walk Alone

Another Collaboration, to a piece of music that resonated with us at this time. It is important to acknowledge mental health at a time such as this. We hoped that playing this piece of music not only helped a potential audience, but I also hoped that the members of the Ipswich Hospital Band Collective felt that there was some solidarity between all of us playing and that as a musical society, playing our instruments made us happy and helped us believe that there will be a brighter time in which we can make music together again.

40. Ipswich Symphony Orchestra – Radetsky March

Ipswich Symphony Orchestra has performed concerts in Ipswich since 1902 and is one of the oldest amateur orchestras
in the UK. During more than a century of high quality music making, the Orchestra has built up an enviable reputation
for performing adventurous and challenging programmes. Ipswich Symphony Orchestra.

41. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Let It Be Me

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Let It Be Me by The Everly Brothers.
This duet between Philip (guitar and vocals) and Mark (vocals) has been recorded during the period of social distancing in the UK July 2020

42. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Love of my Life

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Love Of My Life by Freddie Mercury of Queen. We are thrilled
to bring you this quartet of the beautiful Queen song arranged for male voices. Sheet music available at…

43. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir & Felixstowe Harmonies – Teo Torriate

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) by Brian May of Queen.
We are very proud to bring you this recording and video by the Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir, Felixstowe Harmonies and James’ Field.

44. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – All I Have To Do Is Dream

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents All I Have To Do Is Dream with tenor Ed Gildersleeves vocals.

45. Madeleine Welsh – The Entertainer

Madeleine Welsh – Viola with piano accompaniment

46. Teresa, Michael & Sally Booth – Hornpipe

Sailors Hornpipe

47. Jackie Gillard & Mark Jenner – Please Read the Letter

Our version of Please Read The Letter originally by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Backing track created and produced by Mat Ottley

48. Jackie Gillard – The Reason

Cover of The Reason originally by Hoobastank. Recorded remotely during Lockdown 2020.

49. The Limelight Performers – A Million Dreams

The Limelight Performers, 16 of our members recorded a cover of ‘A Million Dreams’ from The Greatest Showman while at home.
Proudly supporting Acting for Others and Limelight Performers.Head to

50. Triangle

Songs in the time of lockdown from Triangle Music, including one of the shortest song cycles (with one of the longest titles) in existence.

51. Martlesham Brass – Men of Harlech

Recorded July 2020.


52. Martlesham Brass – Stall Himmel

Stall Himmel (Steel Skies). Recorded May 2020

53. Martlesham Brass – I Got Rhythm

I Got Rhythm arranged by Tamsin Tate. Recorded July 2020

54. The Silburys – Thomas Wolsey

We are very pleased that The Silburys are to premier their new video for “Thomas Wolsey” at our Arts in Celebration event.The Silburys are David Stainer (Vocals, Guitar, Mandola), Scott Dolling (Vocals Flute, Guitar) Diz Deacon (Bass, 12 string) Martin Linford (Drums and Percussion).

55. IODS Theatre Company – Shine a Light

This video was in celebration of our NHS from members of IODS Theatre Company.

56. James Field – These Are The days Of Our Lives

Our version of this classic Queen track. Recorded during lockdown 2020

57. James Field – House Of The Rising Sun

Our version of House of the Rising Sun
Thanks to Serk Suleyman for the cymbal washes at the end! 🙂

58. Felixstowe Harmonies – Across the Borders

A Song of Hope written by Felixstowe Harmonies and their musical director Chandra Grover.

59. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Singing The Blues

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Singing The Blues.
Choir member Tim Clarke recorded this in isolation in May 2020. We like it. We hope you do too.

60. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Song Sung Blue

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond.
Our version is sung by Alan Seaman and Mike Percival, recorded and mixed during social distancing May 2020

61. James Symmington – Great Scott! Music from Back to the Future

This project was inspired by many online musical performances I had seen throughout lockdown. I was experimenting at the time with music and video production and enjoyed putting this arrangement and project together. The arrangement is for 8 trumpets and 4 flugulhorns divided into 3 groups. I was inspired by watching Josh Gad’s YouTube series called Reunited Apart. A process in which is organises the cast and producers from classic films to chat about their time making the film in attempt to raise money for charities helping battle Covid-19. One particular episode is showcasing the cast of Back To The Future. Towards the end of the video, I learnt that just before lockdown hit a musical of the film was being performed in the UK, and the cast of that music performed The Power Of Love virtually as a surprise for the cast.

62. The Silburys – The Dunwich Bells

The video is of “The Silburys” on location in Dunwich performing one of our original songs “The Dunwich Bells” –
– inspired by the once major town/port on the Suffolk Coast, largely swept into the sea by catastrophic storms in the 13th Century.

63. David Williams – Do Bolanco

Guitar Instrumental

64. Ann Baker & Ginette Johnson – Sicilienne by Faure

Mother and daughter duo Ann Baker (piano) and Ginette Johnson (flute)

65. James Field – Fat Bottomed Girls

Our version of the Queen classic Fat Bottomed Girls with a Country twist!

66. James Field – Hold Onto Me

Our version of this amazing song written by Music Travel Love.

67. Shingle Street Folk Band – Lets Raise A Glass & Fie Man Fie

We are a four strong folk group and have been singing together for five years, we play to audiences in and around East Suffolk.
Our concerts raise money for local charities. ‘Let’s Raise a Glass’ has been written during ‘Lockdown’ by members Stephen and Diana Harding.
Click thumbnail images to play the audio file.   Shingle Street Folk Band on  facebook



68. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Scarborough Fair

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Scarborough Fair (Canticle) by Simon & Garfunkel.

69. Suffolk Constulary Male Voice Choir – Sound of Silence

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel.
We hope you like our 21st. Century take on the meaning of the words.

70. The Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra – La Partida

The Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra are an amateur orchestra for plucked string instruments, featuring
mandolins, mandolas, guitars and double bass. We are based in Histon, near Cambridge, UK.

71. Peter and Liz Jackson – Autumn Leaves

I play a bit of jazz guitar, and Liz sings. I love making up chord melodies, but they sound better with words.
I believe Jacques Prevert wrote Autumn Leaves and many people, including Miles Davis have covered it. I particularly like
Natasha Marsh’s version. Liz sings with Felixstowe Harmonies and this was a song we both knew. Eva Cassidy also covered it.
The lyrics are great and very poignant, so classic lockdown! – Peter.

72. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Song of Solace

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir brings you Song of Solace written by Time Clarke and arranged by Carolyn Goates.

73. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Jim Young

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Jim Young piping in memory of the fallen of Felixstowe on VE Day, 8th. May 2020

74. Essentially Swing – Mack The Knife

Essentially Swing brings a unique blend of tonal colour to the music from the great era of Swing.

75. Essentially Swing – Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home

Essentially Swing  present their version of a classic of the era.

76 Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Islands in the Stream

Islands In The Stream by The Bee Gees. This Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton version is sung,
recorded and mixed by one of the basses, Alan Seaman, and MD, Carolyn Goates

77. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

One of our favourites by Freddie Mercury and Queen. This recording created during the April lockdown of 2020.
Available in TTBB from…

78. Ipswich Choral Society – Mozart, Ave Verum Corpus

Mozart: Ave verum Corpus, motet in D major (K618). Written in 1791, five months before Mozart’s death, ‘Ave verum Corpus’ is considered to be one of the most beautiful pieces ever written. Performed here by members of Ipswich Choral Society during COVID-19 lockdown as a virtual choir.

79. Ipswich Choral Society – Turn Around by Tom Randle

We are pleased to include this entry, delayed for copyright reasons. The premier of Turn Around by Tom Randle.
Ipswich Choral Society first performed with Tom for “Ipswich Remembers” in 2018. As a result of that collaboration, Tom was inspired to
compose “The Affirming Flame” by a poem written by Pam Job (Suffolk Poetry Society) and premiered at Snape Maltings, April 2019.
Tom suggested ICS sing another of his pieces during the coronavirus lockdown as one of our virtual performances. “Turn Around”
is an engaging and uplifting piece to remind us how good things can be when we simply embrace the best inside us.

80. Chandra Grover – I’ve Been Waiting for You

I love this song! I saw the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and was captivated by this beautiful ballad. I hope you like my version.

81. Java Junction – Moon River

Moon River by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. Arranged for clarinet choir by Kate Agioritis.

82. Suffolk Festival of Performing Arts 2020

Highlights from the Suffolk Festival of Performing Arts 2020. Our first virtual festival.
This compilation also includes recital and dance pieces.


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