The Songs of Paul Simon

Saturday 30th Nov 2019 - 7:30pm

The Songs of Paul Simon

Doors open 7pm.

Tickets: £8 (£3 under 16s) available on the door or buy from

As if by magic, Chris Rowbury will create a choir from scratch in just six rehearsals to celebrate the songwriting career of Paul Simon. Starting in late October, Chris will take around 60 random singers from Ipswich and knock them into shape by teaching songs in four-part harmony. All the songs have been arranged especially for voice only and range in style from gospel to folk, South African to Puerto Rican, jazz to Brazilian samba.

This 'pop-up choir' will work hard to polish songs from the early days of Simon and Garfunkel right across Paul Simon's extensive solo career. The songs will then be performed in Ipswich for one night only.

Joining the pop-up choir for the final performance will be Calling Birds. The group was set up in 2018 to support local charities with fundraising events. They feature a blend of guitar, violin, bass guitar, ukulele, flute, melodeon and harmony singing. Calling Birds will bring a unique flavour to their set of Paul Simon songs.

If you loved Simon and Garfunkel, or Paul Simon's collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, or his gospel and jazz-influenced songs, there will definitely be something here to delight you.


For more information about this event please email or phone on 01473 225269 (leaving a message).