Susan Coulson, Chorus Iceni In this section Ann Osborn, Rural Coffee Caravan Blue Cross Rehoming Centre Colleagues supporting our community Co-op Juniors Theatre Company Emma Tacon, The Tacons Farm Evelyn Rutter, Funeral Bereavement Support Gary Chase, Building Services Jack Brock Julie Preston, Member Lisa Lightly, Tiptree Travel Lorraine, one of our Sourced Locally demonstrators Michael Coe, Great Tilkey Honey Michael Davies, Funeral Repatriation Norwich Foodbank Rebecca Miles, Lane Farm Sam Fairs, Hillfarm Oils Santa's Suitcase Scott, our Anti-Social Behaviour Officer Simon Alders, Recovery Hub Ipswich Steven Fendley, Waste Management Susan Coulson, Chorus Iceni Terry Cox, Optical Manager Co-operatives Fortnight 2017 Tell us your story Bringing sweet music to the community. Local people singing to entertain other local people; that’s good community action. But Colchester’s Chorus Iceni also spreads its musical wings much further afield, with a bit of a lift from the East of England Co-op. Formed nearly 40 years ago this all female barbershop chorus boasts some 50 members, mostly local to Colchester. It’s made up of women from all walks of life and backgrounds, though all with one common interest; making music and having fun. They are committed to entertaining as broad a cross section of the community as possible and take great pleasure in singing for a wide range of audiences. “We have sing-outs at lots of local functions, from public events such as the Colchester Music Festival to private gatherings like weddings,” says Chorus Iceni Chairman Susan Coulson. “But we also take part in major national competitions where we do pretty well! “Funding from the Co-op has helped us buy various much needed items and this year we’re using it to purchase new riser-steps: platforms to stand on. We also appreciate being allowed to display our event posters in all the Co-op shops. “We’re very grateful for its continued support and pleased we can repay the favour by singing at some Co-op events.” And the Co-op is pleased to help keep you in song.