Who we are
Who we are and what we do
Trianon Music Group is a non professional symphony orchestra and choir, with 220 regularly performing members. Originally formed as an orchestra in 1959 the addition of the choir led to the creation of Trianon Music Group in September 1963.
The Group performs three major concerts each year. These are usually at the Ipswich Corn Exchange and have also included performances at the world renowned Snape Maltings Concert Hall. In addition, groups of singers and instrumentalists perform smaller scale concerts across the region at local venues to help local projects and charities with with fundraising. It also provides a great opportunity to take our music out to groups of people who may not be able to attend our larger events.
We rehearse predominantly during school holidays
Rehearsals are on different nights of the week
You can be a member of another group
We perform a broad variety of musical genres
We perform as an Orchestra and Choir not individually
Trianon has developed a tradition of rehearsing for and performing major concerts during university holidays. In this way we can include students who live away. This also suits those who are members of other groups which meet during term time as they have the opportunity to perform with us as well as their regular groups.
Trianon’s affiliation and long standing contacts with friends and groups in Germany, France and Holland, USA and Israel, gives the opportunity for foreign concert tours and reciprocal visits. During the autumn of 2015, Trianon visited Arras in France, where we were hosted by our Partner Choir, Crescendo. Friends from the St Johannis Choir based in Luckenwalde in Germany also visited us in 2015 and performed a very popular series of concerts in around Ipswich.
Name Trianon Music Group
Location Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
President: John Rutter CBE
Artistic Director & Conductor: Emeritus Professor Christopher Green OBE
We are a non-professional Symphony Orchestra and Choir and a registered charity.
We Perform Concerts, raise money for charity, enjoy tours abroad and other music related activities.
Trianon in Concert at Ipswich Corn Exchange
photos above – courtesy of Photographer Geoff Rogers