An introduction to the Pakefield Singers

 

 

The Pakefield Singers is an amateur choir based in Pakefield, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.  We perform a handful of concerts a year across the region, both by ourselves and in conjunction with other choirs and orchestras.

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings at Pakefield Church, Pakefield. They usually take place for 46 weeks a year, with a break in August.

You can find out more about our history, performances and extensive and varied repertoire within the pages of this site.

 

Funding

Pakefield Singers is funded principally by its member's subscription fee; it earns no regular income from sponsorship.

We have significant regular outgoings in the form of rehearsal venue hire over 46 weeks of the year (most choral societies rehearse for 30 weeks), and expenses related to the buying of sheet music.  As a choir with a continuously growing repertoire, it is difficult to hire all sheet music; therefore, the purchase of sheet music is often the only option.  This  additional cost, in comparison to other choirs/choral societies requires a regular income to maintain the varied programme for which we have become loved and known.

We have been very fortunate in obtaining a number of single grants over time, which have been essential for the Singers' development.  Many thanks to the following for their support:

  • Suffolk County Council Locality Budgets
  • Awards for All
  • Shell Exploration and Production
  • Anglia Regional Co-operative Society

The Pakefield Singers gratefully acknowledge all the very generous financial help that we have received.

As we develop further our technique and repertoire, there are continuing financial demands.  If you wihs to sponsor the Pakefield Singers or know of anyone who might be interested in supporting the development of this communtiy choir, please refer to the Contact Us page for details.

 

Staging Equipment

Pakefield Singers own a set of specially constructed, tiered performance risers, so that we can perform in a variety of curved or straight formations.  The whole structure is assembled from many light components, allowing the entire assembly to be easily constructed and taken apart for each concert.

The following pictures show how the risers were set up for a typical concert.

To store and transport the risers we also have a specially built trailer.  The trailer can be towed to and from performance venues with a medium-sized car. 

Both the risers and trailer were financed largely by funding from Suffolk County Council Locality Budgets, for which we are very grateful. 

The risers are available free for other groups to use.  If you would like to use them for your own group's performance, please see the Contact Us page.