Concert marks start of new Southwold Music Trust
After undergoing extensive work to fix its roof, a church was once again able to host a popular concert.
St Edmunds Church was the venue once again for the Southwold Concert Series.
The concert marked the launch of the new Southwold Music Trust, which aims to make music central to Southwold and its surrounding communities.
Nathan Williamson, the artistic director of the trust, said: “With this concert also being the first held back in our usual venue of St Edmund’s Church, which has been closed since January for extensive roof repairs, there is certainly much to celebrate.”
The Southwold Music Trust is one of the charities this year being supported by Southwold town mayor, Melanie Tucker.
Ms Tucker, said: “It’s early days yet for the charity and I want to be able to give it the start that it needs so it can enhance our cultural well-being in the town.
“It is something that has been developed by younger members of the community. The charity has grown out of Nathan’s passion to present great music for the community, which he has done for many years already through the Southwold Concert Series.”
The event was a collaboration between the Southwold Concert Series, Southwold Music Trust, and the vocal ensemble Seraphim.
Mr Williamson said: “We are delighted to welcome Seraphim and their conductor, Vetta Wise, back to Southwold.”
They performed a programme entitled ‘Deo Gracias!’, featuring a variety of works to usher in the Christmas Season, including Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, works by Bach and Durufle, African and English folksong arrangements, and Klatzow’s evocative Three Carols in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Flute and harp duo Anna Noakes and Gabriella Dall’Olio, will also performed.