Rock choir lives up to its name

SOUND OF MUSIC: The Rock Choir desended on Lavenham for sell-out concert on Saturday night.

SOUND OF MUSIC: The Rock Choir desended on Lavenham for sell-out concert on Saturday night.

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Lavenham was thumping to strains of gospel, pop and Motown music on Saturday for a sell-out concert staged by a 90-strong rock choir.

Supported by 30 members of the newly-formed Sudbury Rock Choir, the concert also included singers from The Rock Choir from Bromley and Orpington, Kent.

The concert came about after former Lavenham resident Janet Gillies, who went to live in Kent, told friends she had joined a rock choir which performed at Wembley in 2010 for charity.

Arrangements were made for Janet and 59 colleagues from Bromley and Orpington to put on a concert as part of the village’s jubilee celebrations, along with the Sudbury singers.

Organisers described the concert, held at Lavenham Village Hall, as an “amazing evening”.

Peter Routley, a member of the Sudbury choir, said: “It was a fantastic event and a wonderful evening. This was our first public event and we all gave it our best shot.”

The Sudbury group meets at 8pm on Monday evenings at The Curve art centre at Sudbury Upper School.