For this year’s Easter concert Thetford Singers will be performing two popular pieces: Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and the choral suite from Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man. Fauré’s Requiem has long been a favourite of the choir who have sung the piece at least 7 times over the last 40 years. The Armed Man was first performed at the Freedom concert for Thetford’s Thomas Paine celebrations in 2009 and choir members have been keen to give this piece another outing.
The first concert conducted by our new Musical Director, Chris Parsons, was well received and he is looking forward to conducting his second concert with Thetford Singers.
Pip Jepson, our regular rehearsal and concert pianist, will accompany the choir for The Armed Man Choral Suite. Polina Sosnina will be playing the organ for Fauré’s Requiem. Polina is an organ scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge and we are delighted to invite her back for a second time to play with Thetford Singers at St Cuthbert’s Church.
Thetford Singers are also delighted to welcome two new soloists to perform with us. Soprano Naomi Sturges has a degree in Music from the University of York and currently holds a choral scholarship at St Martin-in-the-Fields and works at the Britten–Pears Foundation in Aldeburgh. Baritone James Newby is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance and in recent years has won a number of prizes for his performances.