- Sunday 2nd July, St Mary’s Church Ickworth Park, IP29 5QE, 3pm.
- Saturday 14th October, St Mary’s Church Brent Eleigh, CO10 9NB, 7pm.
The Edmund Octet was formed in 2008 by top tenor Marcel Rousseau with Gill Gane
becoming Music Director in 2009 The Octet is based in West Suffolk and currently
rehearses in Felsham Village Hall on a Tuesday afternoon.
Whilst the Octet did start with eight members, today there are actually 12 of us! This
means that if someone is ill or unavailable, we always have enough members to sing
each part. All of us read music and we all sing in other choirs in Suffolk besides the
Our repertoire is wide and varied designed to suit all tastes and venues. From
Palestrina to songs from the shows with Mozart, Britten folk songs, light jazz, pop
classics, Latin motets and barbershop in between.
A full list of our entire repertoire: http://bit.ly/OctetRepertoire
The Edmund Octet travel throughout East Anglia giving concerts in churches and
local halls as well as singing at music festivals. We also sing at weddings and
funerals. The majority of our concerts are for good causes. For example, our
Christmas concert at the Wesley Centre in Elmswell in December 2022 raised
£800.00 for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.
Gill Gane retired as our Music Director in the summer of 2022, Graeme Hopson took
us on for six months but since February 2023 our M.D. has been Benedict Collins
2023 Edmund Octet/Nils Carter de Jong