Rousing finish for Clarkson Singers

The Clarkson Singers.
The Clarkson Singers.
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The Clarkson Singers, Wisbech’s mixed voice choir, finished its public concert season with the ever popular and successful Rose Fair Concert at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church.

Despite the lure of the Men’s Wimbledon Tennis Final a good size audience attended and enjoyed a varied programme of choral works plus clarinet and vocal solos.

The concert included a number of pieces by Cambridge composer John Rutter plus songs from the shows, including Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserablès. On the lighter side the choir sang ‘You’ve got a friend in me’ from Toy Story and ‘Life’s a happy song’ from the Muppets.

The concert finished with what is becoming a signature song from the choir, the rousing ‘Thanks be to God’.

The choir will be fulfilling professional engagements at a wedding and funeral over the next couple of weeks and then break for a short summer holiday.

The next term starts on Tuesday, September 3 in the Long Room of Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House on South Brink.

A recent study by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, found that choristers’ heartbeats synchronise when they sing together, bringing about a calming effect that is as beneficial to our health as yoga.

So if you would like to meditate over some Rutter, Schubert or even Abba please feel free to join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm.

The choir welcomes experienced singers, non-music readers and inexperienced singers. The choir is an ‘open access choir’ – there are no auditions for membership.

For more details contact either the choir’s director of music Loc-Mai Yuen Brooker on 07976 140398 or or secretary Susanah Farmer on 01945-580239 or

If you wish to book the choir for concerts, weddings, funerals or other suitable functions please also contact the above.