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London orchestra returns to Stowmarket

Posted by Duncan Merren on 20 October 2016 | Comments

City of London Sinfonia, one of the country’s leading professional chamber orchestras, will be performing two Lullaby Concerts at Stowmarket United Reformed Church on Wednesday 26 October (10.30am and 2.00pm).

Specially designed for children aged 2 – 7 and their parents and carers, the concerts will feature an exciting blend of audience participation, fun and fabulous orchestral music, all woven together by charismatic presenter Claire Henry.  In this year’s brand new show, entitled A Day at the Fair, the orchestra will be joined by folk artists from the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust to create a magical mixture of musical styles. After each concert there will be a chance for children to try out a range of orchestral instruments too!

Last week, musicians from City of London Sinfonia held some music workshops at Stowmarket Library and the John Peel Centre, enabling young children to have fun making music and meeting some of the players who will be in the subsequent orchestral concerts.

The Lullaby Concerts are produced by Orchestras Live, a national music charity that brings orchestral music to thousands of people in culturally under-served areas across England.  This year’s Lullaby tour will go also to Lowestoft and Newmarket in Suffolk, Clacton-on-Sea and Rayleigh in Essex, and Stroud in Gloucestershire.

Cllr Julie Flatman, Portfolio Holder for Community Capacity Building and Engagement at Mid Suffolk District Council, said “We are thrilled to welcome back City of London Sinfonia to Stowmarket. Over the last few years their interactive concerts have become very popular with young families in this area, and I know their exciting new show is not to be missed.”

Stuart Bruce, Partnership Manager at Orchestras Live, said: "We have been holding Lullaby Concerts in Mid Suffolk and Babergh for many years and we're very much looking forward to next week's tour, which will enable lots of children to have an inspirational first experience of live orchestral music."

Tickets are available from Stowmarket Tourist Information Centre on Crowe Street, and online at wegottickets or on the door.

Find out more about the Lullaby Concerts  and you can also visit facebook lullabyconcerts



Orchestras Live is a national music charity, passionate that people from all backgrounds should have the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the highest quality orchestral experience, regardless of their age or geographical location. To learn more visit: orchestras live website