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Suffolk offers a wide range of music festivals and open air concerts throughout the year so it's a great place for music lovers.

For Aldeburgh Music Events this month please see Aldeburgh Music. And don't forget to look at Art Exhibitions In Suffolk for a month-by-month guide to current Exhibitions, or What's on in Suffolk, What's On in Ipswich, What's on in Bury St Edmunds and What's On in Woodbridge if you're specifically interested in events in those areas.
Music Concerts in Suffolk  May 2016
Friday 6 May
Jazz by the Waterfront: Horn Factory
7.45pm
St Peter’s by the Waterfront, Ipswich
Fast moving, hard hitting, foot tapping Jazz brought to you by the Horn Factory at St Peter's by the Waterfront
Saturday 7 May
Woodbridge Chamber Concerts
7.30pm
Woodbridge Chamber Concerts, St Mary’s Parish Church, Market Square, Woodbridge, IP12 4LP

Sacconi Quartet
Gary Matthewman-piano
Alexander Sprague-tenor
Vaughan Williams String Quartet in G minor
Vaughan Williams ''On Wenlock Edge''
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor
Ticket Prices: £11 side aisles £16 centre aisle all seats reserved
Organiser John Treadway
Tel: 01986 798324
Download a brochure from the website: Woodbridge Chamber Concerts
Saturday 7 May
Choral Foundation concert: Vivaldi Gloria
6:30pm
St Mary-le-Tower Church, St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
The choirs of St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Chamber Choir and Ipswich Children's Community Choir will be performing the Vivaldi Gloria featuring James Bowman CBE. This is in aid of the Choral Foundation of St Mary-le-Tower Church, Ipswich.
Ticket Prices: £10
Email: stmaryletower@hotmail.com/01473 225610
Sunday 8 May
Kingfisher Ensemble with Oboe and Strings
3.00pm
The Cut, Halesworth, 8 New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY
A rare opportunity to hear Beth Spendlove's String Quartet with Rob Rogers on Oboe. Playing at The Cut Arts Centre in Halesworth, they perform Beethoven String Quartet op.18 No.2 in G, Albinoni Concerto for Oboe & Strings in D min, Francaix Quartet for Cor Anglais & Strings, Holst 3 Pieces for Oboe & Strings and Reicha Quintet for Oboe & Strings.

Website: Kingfisher Sinfonietta

Ticket Prices: £12, £10 (concess.) & £2 f/t education
Tickets at the door, or in advance only from The Cut - 0845 673 2123 or boxoffice@newcut.org
Wednesday 11 May
Lunchtime Recital and picnic in the pews
12 noon for picnic 12.30pm recital
St Mary’s Church, Steeple End, Halesworth, IP19 8LL
Alison Lincoln plays Beethoven''s Sonata for piano no. 21 in C major Op.53 ''Waldstein''
retiring collection
email friendsofstmarys@talktalk.co.uk
tel: 01986 875941
Friday 13 May
Rockabilly Night
7.30pm - 11.30pm
Ufford Park Hotel, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1QW




Charity Rockabilly Night supporting Age UK Suffolk. Musical entertainment by J.S. & The Lockerbillies - playing all the hits from the 1950s and 60s - with a modern twist! Inc welcome drink, light supper & popcorn cart.
£20 per person
For tickets visit http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/240000 or call 01473 359911
Friday 13 May
The Community Light Orchestra Spring Concert
7.30pm
River of Life Church , 2 Carr Road, Felixstowe, IP11 2FS




A Spring Concert of Light Classics and Music from the Shows.
Favourites include Fiddler on the Roof,Rogers and Hammerstein selection, H.M.S Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan and much more. Conducted by Roger Jones.
Guest performers for the evening are Tutti Frutti Voices directed by Chandra Grover.
A relaxing evening of well loved music.
Admission free. A retiring collection in aid of Felixstowe Action Group Bible Society.
Saturday 14 May
Halesworth Community Choir concert with Crossing the Border & Syzewell Gap
7.30pm
The Cut Arts Centre, New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY




Halesworth Community Choir and Crossing the Border will be taking part in an exciting collaboration with East Anglian folk band Syzewell Gap to perform a programme of nautically themed material, SONGS OF THE SEA. The choirs are led by Janet Koralambe and will feature a variety of songs from around the world, with works by local composers, including Bridget Cousins, and specially commissioned pieces. SYZEWELL GAP will perform a number of pieces from their own repertoire, and provide musical accompaniment for the choirs.
Ticket Price: £10
Tickets from The Cut box office: 0845 673 2123 / www.newcut.org
Saturday 21 May
Melinda Blackman and Simon Callaghan Concert
7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, 19 Church Walk , Long Melford, CO10 9DL
Violin and Piano Duo. Programme to include Beethoven Spring Sonata, Szymanowski Chant de Roxane, Sarasate Spanish Dances.
Ticket Prices: £10 in advance £12 on the door
Tickets available from www.melindamusic.co.uk
Saturday 21 May
Woodbridge Chamber Concerts
7.30pm
St Mary’s Parish Church,, Market Hill, , Woodbridge, IP12 4LP

Beyounes Quartet
Philip Higham - cello
Bach. Cello Suite No 6
Haydn. Quartet in F major Op 77. No.2
Schubert. String Quintet in C major
Ticket Price: £11 side aisles £16 main aisle - all reserved
Organiser John Treadway
Tel: 01986 798324
Download a brochure form the website: Woodbridge Chamber Concerts
Saturday 21 May
Wood's Requiem Workshop Free
7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1AX
A free concert following a music workshop with a chance to hear this relatively new and underperformed piece.

Free admission
Email: petecracknell@talk21.com Website: Bungay Choral
Saturday 21 May
Halesworth Community Choir concert with Crossing the Border & Syzewell Gap
7.30 pm
St Peter & St Paul Church, Hoxne, IP21 5AT
Halesworth Community Choir and Crossing the Border will be taking part in an exciting collaboration with East Anglian folk band Syzewell Gap to perform a programme of nautically themed material, SONGS OF THE SEA. The choirs are led by Janet Koralambe and will feature a variety of songs from around the world, with works by local composers, including Bridget Cousins, and specially commissioned pieces. SYZEWELL GAP will perform a number of pieces from their own repertoire, and provide musical accompaniment for the choirs.
Ticket Price: £8
Tickets from Post Office Stores, Hoxne, or email Janet Koralambe (janet.koralambe@gmail.com)
Saturday 28 May
Four Voices Concert
7.30pm
All Saints Church, Mendham, Suffolk, IP20 0NH
A concert by four solo suffolk based singers, whose repertoire ranges from Mozart to Westlife.
Ticket price includes a glass of wine or soft drink.
Proceeds for Church Building Fund.
Ticket Price: £10 (or £12 on the door)
Tel: 01379 853977 or 01986 782321
Saturday 28 May
YolanDa Brown - Reggae Love Songs
8.00pm
The Apex, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD




Double MOBO Award Winning Saxophonist YolanDa Brown brings some sunshine to Bury St Edmunds with a special set titled ''Reggae Love Songs''.

Join her on an infectious journey of Reggae rhythms from the Caribbean, peppered with supreme Jazz flavoured inflections and sensibilities.

Brown is widely regarded as the Premier Female Saxophonist in the UK, and her music is a wonderful mix of genres, touching on Jazz, Soul and Reggae. She is one of the most exciting in-demand live performers, and her debut album ''April Showers May Flowers'' peaked at No1 on the iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts.

As well as performing across the world in her own right, YolanDa has toured as support for The Temptations, Errol Brown, Courtney Pine and Diana Krall and collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Julian Marley, Soweto Kinch and as part of Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

Brown was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University of East London and is a Celebrity Ambassador for HRH The Prince of Wales and His Prince's Trust.
Ticket Price: £18
Sunday 29 May
Kingfisher Sinfonietta in Concert
6.30pm
Headmaster Porter Theatre at Framlingham College, Framlingham College, Framlingham, IP13 9EY
Beautiful music from the famous Kingfisher orchestra in a beautiful setting. Elgar Howarth conducts the remarkable Symphony No.5 in C minor by Beethoven. Also Vaughan Williams Overture to The Wasps and a special opportunity to hear Beth Spendlove perform the Violin Concert by Delius.

Website: Kingfisher Sinfonietta
Ticket Prices: £12, £10 (concess.) & £2 f/t education
Tickets from Framlingham Stationers 01728 724244, or at the door. Tickets can be held for collection on the day via kingfisherensemble@gmail.com
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Music Concerts in Suffolk  June 2016
Saturday 11 June
90 Glorious Years of Popular Song - an evening of cabaret with Jessica Walker
7.30 pm (doors open 7pm)
Eye Church, Church Street, Eye, IP23 7BD




An evening of cabaret with Jessica Walker accompanied by Joseph Atkins celebrating 90 glorious years of popular song.
Ticket Price: £20 including a glass of wine in the interval
Tickets available from Christine Bird
Tel: 01379 871211
Sunday 12 June
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Shakespeare Special
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Market Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 4LP
This is a special concert of music inspired by Shakespeare's plays and given as part of Woodbridge Shakespeare 400, the town''s commemoration of Shakespeare's death in 1616.

The programme includes Weber Overture to Oberon, Walton 2 Pieces from Henry V, Sullivan 3 Dances from The Tempest, Mendelssohn Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream, Nicolai Merry Wives of Windsor Overture, Bellini Overture to I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Prokofiev selection from Romeo & Juliet Suite No.2. Popular Soprano Julie Roberts will be performing songs by Ambroise Thomas & Elgar Howarth. Leader Beth Spendlove and Conductor Elgar Howarth.
NB This is a Sunday concert.
Tickets: £12, £10 concess. & £2 f/t education.
Tickets from Woodbridge Violins in Market Hill 01394 383150, Tim Cornford 01394 387586, or held via kingfisherensemble@gmail.com , or if available, at the door.
Website: Kingfisher Sinfonietta
Saturday 18 June
Opera in the Park - Culford School
5pm Arrival, Performance at 7pm
Culford School, Culford School, Culford, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6TX
This magical outdoor concert this year features highlights from Mozart's sublime opera The Magic Flute, as well as other opera favourites, all staged in Culford Hall's beautiful grounds and performed by the acclaimed London Festival Opera.

London Festival Opera£s artists have performed at Glyndebourne, the Royal Albert Hall and La Fenice in Venice, to name just a few. Their abridged version of The Magic Flute will bring this impressive, and sometimes comic opera, to opera lovers old and new.

Guests are invited to arrive from 5.00pm to enjoy a pre-ordered luxury picnic hamper (costing £45.00 for two people) or their own picnic. As evening approaches, the audience will be invited to turn to the stage in front of the Hall to enjoy a truly magnificent performance from 7.00pm. There will also a licensed bar and gourmet food stalls open during the afternoon and evening and for interval refreshments.

Ticket Price: £37
Tel: 01284 385310
Email: foundation@culford.co.uk

Tuesday 21 June
Shakespeare in Song - In Voice and Verse
1:10pm
St Mary-le-Tower Church, St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
A group known as "In Verse and Voice" will be performing "Shakespeare in Song", a collection of sonnets and poems as part of the 45th Annual series of Lunchtime Concerts. Admission is free with a retiring collection, light refreshments consisting of tea, coffee, rolls, and biscuits are offered from 12:20pm.
Stmaryletower@hotmail.com
01473 225610
Saturday 25 June
Music for a Summer Evening
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Bungay,
Bungay Choral's Summer Concert, Singing part of the Wood's Requiem, plus other pieces of lighter music suitable for a Summer's Evening Concert
Ticket Price: £10
Email: petecracknell@talk21.com
Website: Bungay Choral
Venue Address: St Mary's Street, Bungay, Suffolk. NR35 1AX
Saturday 25 June
Ipswich Symphony Orchestra
7.30pm
The Ipswich Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, IP1 1DH
Ipswich Symphony Celebration Concert

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no.1
Sibelius: Symphony no.1
Berlioz: Overture: Le Corsaire

Soloist: Pavel Kolesnikov
Ticket Prices: £12 - £15.50 (Full time Students with ID and U-18s free)
Website: Ipswich Corn Exchange
Regent Box Office (01473 433100)
Sunday 26 June
Ip-art Orchestral Mass
10:30am
St Mary-le-Tower Church, St Mary-le-Tower, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
The church choirs will be performing Lassus'' Missa "Bell Amfitrit Altera" with sackbuts and cornets, and Monteverdi''s "Sonata sopra Sancta Maria". Refreshments will be available at the back of church after the service, at 12:00pm.
stmaryletower@hotmail.com
01473 225610
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Music Concerts in Suffolk  July 2016
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Friday 1 July to Sunday 3 July
Maverick Music Festival
Easton Farm Park, Woodbridge, IP13 0EJ





3 Day Roots & Americana Music Festival bringing the best from both sides of the Atlantic. Also offering film, workshops and local food and drink.
Tickets: £85 for the weekend plus 2 nights camping, other tickets available.
See Suffolk Festivals for further information including line-up.
Saturday 2 July
Gippeswyk Singers
7:30 pm
Salvation Army Citadel, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7EL




Gippeswyk Singers return from their Yorkshire Summer Concert Tour to perform a delightful programme of exquisite English choral music from C16th madrigals to the present day including a popular Music Hall medley. Conducted by Geoff Lavery. Accompanist: Jane Van Tilborg.
Gippeswyk Singers are an accomplished and expressive chamber choir with a warm connection to each other and their music under the artistic musical direction of Geoff Lavery. Come along and enjoy a delightful summer evening of beautiful English music with us!
Profits this season go to support local charities: Got To Read and Home-Start.
Ticket Price: £10
Tickets available at the door
or from Phil Speirs, 2 Treetops, Felixstowe IP11 9ER (Please send a SAE with a cheque payable to "Gippeswyk Singers")
Saturday 9 July to Sunday 10 July
Gig in the Garden
12noon onwards each day
Wicks Farm, Mendlesham, Nr Stowmarket, IP14 5SN




*Image by Wandering Photography

2 day family music festival with The UK Beach Boys headlining Saturday night - fabulous music from bands across the region on both days plus the acoustic stage. Children's activities, beer, wine and bar tent plus fabulous food including pizza, hog roast and Malaysian curries.
Ticket Prices: From £12
Website: Action
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