Pop-up choir sing the songs of Paul Simon
As if by magic, a Suffolk choirmaster has created a choir from scratch in just 6 rehearsals to celebrate the songwriting career of Paul Simon. Chris Rowbury has taken a group of 50 random singers from Ipswich and knocked them into shape by teaching songs in 4-part harmony. All the songs have been arranged especially for voice only (not an instrument or backing track in sight) and range in style from gospel to folk, South African to Puerto Rican, rock & roll to musical theatre.
Joining the pop-up choir for the final performance will be Calling Birds. The group was set up in 2018 to support local charities with fundraising events. Featuring a blend of guitar, violin, bass guitar, ukulele, flute, melodeon and harmony singing, Calling Birds will bring a unique flavour to their set of Paul Simon songs.
If you loved Simon & Garfunkel, or Paul Simon’s collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, or his gospel and latin-influenced songs, there will definitely be something here to delight
7.30pm - 9pm
Tickets £8 (£3 under 16s) online at chrisrowbury.com/concerts or by phoning 01394 610 486 or on the door.
St Peter’s by the Watefront
Ipswich Suffolk IP1 1BF
Sat 30 Nov 2019