Church anniversary marked in song

CLASSICAL singers from across Ipswich performed a special concert to celebrate the 75th anniversary of St Augustine's Church. The Church was founded in 1927 and to honour the anniversary a special concert was held to commemorate the event.

By Georgina James

CLASSICAL singers from across Ipswich performed a special concert to celebrate the 75th anniversary of St Augustine's Church.

The Church was founded in 1927 and to honour the anniversary a special concert was held to commemorate the event.

A mixture of both light and classical music and was performed by a 45 strong choir and accompanied by a six piece band.


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More than 250 people packed the church and were entertained to a string of stirring performances.

Songs by classical artists such as Mozart, Gilbert and Sullivan, Vivaldi, Bach and Strauss were performed by members of the Ipswich choral society, the Dorian singers and the Gippeswyk singers.

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A section of the Suffolk concert band accompanied the singers and entertained the audience for two and-a-half hours.

Tony Wright, treasurer of St Augustine's Church, said: "We have been practising arduously since February and thankfully the hard work has paid off.

"It was a fantastic night and there was something for everyone no matter what their music preference.

"I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and at the same time we raised enough money for such a worthwhile charity."

The concert took place on Saturday night at St Augustine's Church, Felixstowe Road and all profits from the night were to be donated to the Sargent Cancer Care for children.

Organisers are optimistic that approximately £1,000 was raised by the night's event.

The official 75th anniversary of the foundation of St Augustine's Church is later this year in November.

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