In the early days of the Choir we would sing settings of a Mass liturgically, often accompanied by a small orchestral ensemble, establishing another important relationship – that with The Eye Bach Choir Orchestra – which continued up until 2017, made up of music teachers, semi professional players or gifted amateurs throughout East Anglia.
Since 2017 Eye Bach Choir has created a successful relationship with Kingfisher Ensemble and Sinfonietta, accompanying the choir under the leadership of Beth Spendlove and with our resident Conductor, Leslie Olive.
The Kingfisher Sinfonietta was founded in 2011 by its Leader/Director Beth Spendlove. In a short but very busy time, it has become a much respected orchestra, performing to high professional standards in a variety of venues across Suffolk and Essex with sometimes up to 40 or 50 players. As well as some of the best orchestral musicians in East Anglia, the KFS occasionally helps young musicians to experience and gain confidence in orchestral playing. Soloists are drawn from the profession and from principal players within the orchestra.
“The key to its success,” says Beth Spendlove, “is that we all truly enjoy playing together. All the players are so enthusiastic about making really good orchestral music. Some of us have performed together for a very long time.”
If you would like more information about Kingfisher Sinfonietta then please follow this link to their website: