Art in Celebration - Music

 

 

1. Stellar Acapella – The Climb

Stellar Acappella singing a song we learnt during lockdown and which represents
some of the challenges we all experienced over the last 20 months.

An all-female Acappella group based in Ipswich with just over 30 members. We started in the summer of 2017
with about 12 members and went from strength to strength. We sing everything a cappella – from 20th Century standards
to modern pop  and love singing to audiences – parties, concerts, charity gigs. We adore perfecting those lovely
rich harmonies (4 – 7 parts) but our real strength is in the harmony, friendship and support between members.

We kicked off our return to singing after down lockdown last weekend at the WAMfest
event in Felixstowe and already getting booked for later this year and early next!

2. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Speed Your Journey

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Speed Your Journey. This beautiful song is the English translation of Va Pensiero
from Verdi’s opera Nabucco. It is also known as the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves. Recorded separately at home during March 2021

3. Carys – Redifined

Carys is a singer songwriter based in Suffolk with an enthusiastic and evocative stage presence displaying a natural charm that has won
her many admirers, not only within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. email: carys.songs@gmail.com. web:  www.carysmusic.com

4. Carys – Max the Pirate Cat

My favourite project which includes both art and music. Max the Pirate Cat is a song I wrote for fun but has become my most popular track. I drew all the pictures for the video (they took me a year!) and I’ve since released the song as a limited edition hardbacked storybook/CD set (now sold out)

5. Suffolk Singers – O Radiant Dawn – composed by James MacMillan

We are a choir of 34 members, and our director is former ENO principle Claire Weston.
This video was created as we celebrate our 30th year of singing together, with our anniversary concert on 16th October 2021.
Follow us on facebook and twitter @suffolkSingers, and our website www.suffolksingers.co.uk

6. Essentially Swing – American Patrol

“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 we extended our bottom end (pun intended)
with the addition of French horn, baritone sax and trombone. In the 3 years since we began we have grown to a 15-strong band.”

7. Essentially Swing – Tiger Rag

Essentially Swing presents Tiger Rag (by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band – arr. Terry Kenny)

8. Alex Shulver – Reflexion Mystere

I’ve composed this piece during lockdown – I’m not sure why it’s called “Reflexion Mystere” but it seemed like a good
idea at the time ! We frequently travel to Madeira so I’ve put the music to some photographs of that lovely Island. 

As a member of The Felixstowe Musical Theatre and of the Trimley Saints Players, I enjoy both singing & acting and occasionally
playing lead roles. Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” and Aimable Castagnet In “The Baker’s Wife” have been my favourites. 

I am also a founder member of the Colneis Singers, a local group singing hits from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s ! Contact alex.shulver@gmail.com 

9. Martlesham Brass – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Martlesham Brass perform the classic Simon and Garfunkel hit.
www.martleshambrass.co.uk

10. Martlesham Brass – All Shall Be Well

Martlesham Brass: www.martleshambrass.co.uk

11. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Strike The Bell

This sea shanty is dedicated to one of our members in thanks for his long service and dedication to the choir.

12. Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir – Make You Feel My Love

Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir presents Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan, as sung by Adele.
This version was arranged by Jetse Bremer. Visit www.suffolkconstabularymalevoicechoir.co.uk for more about us.

13. Trianon Music Group – Faure

Faure – Masques et Bergamasques for Wind Dectet
The players are from the wind section  of the Trianon Music Group, Ipswich.

14. Community Light Orchestra –

The Community Light Orchestra presents ‘The Lifeboatmen’, the Official RNLI March by Trevor Brown.
All recorded separately at home during Spring 2021.

15. Ipswich Flutes – Arioso

We call ourselves Ipswich Flutes and we are in fact the founding members of Essentially Swing.
We have been playing together for many years and occasionally get together socially to enjoy flutes only for a change.

16. Ipswich Flutes – Ave Maria

Some of Ipswich Flutes here with our own arrangement of Ave Maria. This is the Gounod “improvisation” over the Ave Maria by Bach.
Sheet music available for immediate download at
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/…

17. Essentially Swing – Zombie Jamboree

Essentially Swing presents Zombie Jamboree. This is our favourite for Halloween. Don’t have nightmares! We’re quite friendly really……

18. Chandra Grover – Lonely

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

19. Camcordions; The Movie. 2020

An Accordion Concert in Lockdown.

20. Rachel Lilleyman – Smile

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

21. 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. www.communitylightorchestra.co.uk

22. 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.  www.ipswichchoralsociety.org

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

Valerie performed for #clapforourcarers on 7th May 2020.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Ipswich Theatre Organ Club – Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow played by Stephen Hogger

27. Jonathan Bailey & Paul Kennington – English Country Garden

English Country Garden composed by Percy Grainger

28. 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 !

29. 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.  www.woodbridgeexcelsiorband.org

30. 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! contact@jennysaccordionists.co.uk Web: www.jennysaccordionists.co.uk

31. 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.

32. 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. www.ipswichsymphonyorchestra.org

33. 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.

34. Jackie Gillard – The Reason

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

35. 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  www.limelightperformers.co.uk

36. 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).

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

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

38. Felixstowe Harmonies – Across the Borders

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

39. Ann Baker & Ginette Johnson – Sicilienne by Faure

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

40. 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. www.moonlightmandolins.org

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. Java Junction – Moon River

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