Welcome to the Rabble Chorus Website. We are East Anglia's biggest community choir of around 270 singers split into four Suffolk groups, one based in Easton, near Framlingham, one in Woodbridge, one in Saxmundham and one in Needham market.
You can view our forthcoming gigs for 2016 below.
The Rabble Chorus began in 2009 as a choir for those who didn't see themselves as quite fitting into the 'Choral Society' mould or taking themselves too seriously, but just enjoyed singing. No-one auditions to join, and reading music is entirely optional. We tackle all sorts of musical styles, the majority being songs arranged especially for the Rabble that you won't have heard performed by choirs elsewhere. However, over the last five years we have also performed Carmina Burana and Mozarts Requiem with other choirs at the Royal Albert Hall, with original Alt-folk/Americana legends Charlie Dore and Julian Littman at the John Peel Centre and at Folk East Festival, with Swansea City Opera as part of their touring productions of Faust and La Boheme, with Gwyneth Herbert at Snape Maltings, as a Flash Mob for John Lewis Ipswich, and appear regularly in our own right at Maverick Festival and Languard Fort book festival each year. We also co-created and performed a world premiere of a specially commissioned piece by Kerry Andrew at Slaughden Martello Tower for the Landmark Trust's Golden Anniversary. You can listen to us singing and hear two of our members interviewed on Radio 3's 'Meet My Choir' HERE!
Come and join us, you'd be very welcome..... we have sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings plus Thursday evenings, details on the info page so please read before emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, thankyou!
2016 Gigs confirmed so far...
Sat 7th May - Easton May Fair 2pm
Sunday 3rd July - Maverick Festival 10.30 a.m
Friday 22nd July - SaxFest - Saxmundham - 6pm approx
Sunday 31st July - Easton Farm Park Fun Festival. Children's vocal workshop 1p.m plus chance to sing with the Rabble. 2p.m.
Saturday 3rd September - Bildeston B Natural Festival 1.30 p.m
Wednesday 28th September - Woodbridge Methodist Church. Charity concert in aid of the Church repairs and Adoption UK. 7 pm.
Friday 14th October - Wickham Market Area Archive Centre Annual Gwen Dyke Supper
Saturday 15th October - Trinity Park, Ipswich.
Saturday 3rd December - Alder Carr Christmas Fayre - 12.30 pm
Saturday 10th December - Holywells Park Christmas Fair. 12 and 2 pm.
Thursday 15th December - St Michaels Church, Framlingham. 7.30 pm Concert in aid of Hands Up/Singing For Syria
Sunday 18th December - Christmas Pub Singalong - Easton White Horse 8pm ish
Tuesday 20th December - Seckford Almshouses Chapel 11a.m
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