“Cornucopia” – An Abundance of Beautiful Music

“Cornucopia” – An Abundance of Beautiful Music
Type of post: Choir news item
Sub-type: News
Posted By: Jen Leyton
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 23 Oct 2023
After a series of concerts across other parts of the County, Suffolk Singers returned to the familiar ground of St Michael’s Church in Framlingham for their autumn concert. The aptly named “Cornucopia” offered an abundance of beautiful music which kept a large audience enthralled. Once again, the variety and range of music showed Suffolk Singers’ versatility across several genres of music, ranging from Weelkes’ 17th century Hosanna to the Son of David and the evocative Orpheus, With His Lute by George Macfarren, to more modern classics including Cole Porter’s Let’s Do It and Gershwin’s I’ve Got Rhythm. The concert also included two pieces sung beautifully by the choir’s Musical Director Claire Weston.
The most evocative moment in the concert was the first performance of O Still Small Voice of Calm composed by long-term friend of Suffolk Singers, Jamie John Hutchings, in memory of Janet Burton, wife of Suffolk Singers’ tenor Tony Burton, who sadly passed away in May 2020. Janet was a loyal supporter of Suffolk Singers over many years and the choir gave a captivating performance to honour her memory.