Enriching Christian worship through music and the arts

"I can't begin to describe the joy it gives to use my love of music in this way"

Cantus Firmus has choirs in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester.


The Colchester Choir is a small one, numbering between 16 and 24 members, drawn from churches across north Essex. It has a resident musician and conductor, both experienced in a wide range of musical styles. Events are usually Sunday services, but may also include workshops, walks and concerts.


The Ipswich choir was formed in 2014, initially to take part in Prom Praise at the Royal Albert Hall. Since then the choir has presented a number of events, including Crimson Glory (a commemoration of the First World War), Palms and Thorns (a reflective service for Palm Sunday) and Messy Messiah (a unique production of Messiah involving 200 children, dance and drama, as well as the adult choir).


The Bury choir was formed in 2018, initially to take part in Crimson Glory at St Edmundbsury Cathedral.

All choirs meet on an occasional basis, with rehearsals spread around different days of the week, for a few weeks leading up to each event. Members sometimes sing in more than one of the choirs.

Rehearsals are relaxed and friendly, and include time for coffee and a chat. New singers are always welcome in all choirs.

Interested in joining?

The best way to find out about singing in one of the choirs is to join our mailing list. You will then receive information about upcoming events, which will include an opportunity to apply to sing.

"What a joy and a privilege to sing in Cantus Firmus under Richard's direction".

"Inspirational! A real blessing."

"I enjoy the mix of hard graft combined with Christian fellowship at rehearsals".

"I couldn't think of a better choir to sing Christian music with".

"The Christian fellowship is something you do not get in other choirs. I always come away feeling uplifted."

Cantus Firmus Choirs