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Gallery: Singers prepare to take people on a musical journey around the world...in Holywells Park

09:00 07 July 2014

The Singing Safari is coming to Holywells Park in Ipswich.
The group are currently rehearsing for the show.

The Singing Safari is coming to Holywells Park in Ipswich. The group are currently rehearsing for the show.

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They have just a few weeks training under their belts and for many of them it will be their first ever live performance.

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But this group of singers are promising to take the people of Ipswich on an unforgettable musical adventure across the world, all from the comfort of the town’s Holywells Park.

Woodbridge-based choirmaster Chris Rowbury has been running ‘Singing Safaris’ for several years. They involve teaching a group of singers songs from across the world in six weeks ahead of a live show.

This summer’s concert will feature music from countries including Macedonia, Angola, USA, India and the UK. Mr Rowbury is confident the showpiece event on Sunday will be a big success.

He said: “I have got very high hopes for the day. It has attracted a crowd in the past and when people hear it from a distance, they always wander over and they are sucked in by the quality of the singing.

“I think this is the best one so far. Every time I try and choose songs that are of some interest and I can teach them in a short period of time. They are lapping them up and they have got big smiles on their faces while they are doing it.

“They are just absolutely loving it and it has been going so fast – I am really pleased with it.

“I like the idea that we will head off around the world on an imaginary Safari, collecting songs, polishing them off and bringing them back to the people of Ipswich.”

There are no instruments used in the performance, as the aim is for it to be focussed more on the voices of the group – although there will be some additional dance moves in the latest show.

Mr Rowbury said he is looking forward to the performance, describing Holywells Park as a “hidden gem” and a “wonderful oasis” and he is hopeful of a big crowd on the day.

He added: “You can expect a huge amount of joy, to be uplifted and to go away with a smile on your face. The music is a balm for the soul.”

The 30-minute performance on July 13 will start at 2pm and will take place in Myrtle Meadow, between the Myrtle Road and Bishops Hill entrances.

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