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Musical Concerts & Shows In Suffolk

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  October 2017
Tuesday 17 October to Saturday 21 October
Hot Mikado
7.30pm
Beccles Public Hall, Smallgate, Beccles, NR34 9AD
Tickets are now on sale for Waveney Light Opera Group£s latest show 'Hot Mikado' - a colourful, lively version of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan tale which takes the original musical and jazzes it up to 1940s swing-style. The singing and dancing numbers are fantastic, performed with incredible energy by a young and enthusiastic cast.

Set in Japan, young Nanki-Poo, the Mikado's son masquerading as a Trumpet player, arrives in the town of Titipu looking for the girl he loves, the beautiful Yum-Yum. After bribing various officials, he learns that she is still going to be marrying a former tailor turned Lord High executioner, Koko. Meanwhile, the Mikado demands that Koko execute one person within the next month. Nanki-Poo agrees to be executed as long as he can spend a month as Yum-Yum£s husband. However, the plan goes awry when the Mikado makes a surprise visit to Titipu and brings with him Katisha, an older woman who is pursuing Nanki Pooh. Will Nanki-Poo escape the clutches of Katisha and avoid the executioner? Will there be a happy ending? Well, it is a musical so you can probably guess£ but you£ll have to come along to find out.

Tickets: £9 - £13.50
Tel: 01502 770060

Sunday 22 October
Castalian String Quartet
4pm
St Mary the Virgin Church, The Street, East Bergholt, CO7 6TG



Since its formation the Castalian Quartet has gained recognition and won awards at several important international competitions. Programme: Haydn's Quartet op20 no2, Schumann's Quartet in A Minor op41 no1 and Beethoven's Quartet in A minor op132
Tickets: £14, £7 students, children under 16 free with adult
Doreen Weatherall 01206 298426, email: svamtickets@btinternet.com website: www.svam.org.uk (for online booking and further information)

Sunday 22 October
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Concert
6.30pm
Framlingham College Theatre, Framlingham, IP13 9EY



Come and hear all four concerti from Vivaldi's hugely popular Four
Seasons - all in one concert. Soloist is the orchestra's Leader and founder, Beth Spendlove. Also being performed in these beautiful surroundings are Mendelssohn's first String Symphony, Boyce Symphony No.4 in F and the evergreen Capriol Suite by Warlock.
Tickets: £12, £10 concessions, £2 f/t education. Tickets available from Framlingham Stationers in Market Hill, 01728 724244 or at the door.
For further information contact: kingfisherensemble@gmail.com

Tuesday 24 October
St Peter's Singers of Leeds Choir Tour of East Anglia
1.10pm
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LS



Leeds Minster-based St Peter's Singers will be touring East Anglia from Saturday 21 October until Wednesday 25 October 2017. Hear this renowned chamber choir, celebrating its fortieth anniversary year, singing glorious English and Continental choral music featuring composers for whom 2017 also marks a significant anniversary.

Saturday 28 October
TRAD JAZZ NITE - The Golden Eagle Jazz Band
7:15pm
John Peel Centre, Church Walk, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET
Brought to you by Stowmarket Lions, this nationally popular band, heard at many festivals, weddings and jazz clubs, play New Orleans jazz the way it was meant to be played, with a classic line-up, a raw and powerful front line, and a driving rhythm section. When asked to sum up the band and it's attitude toward the music, Kevin Scott, the band leader said, "if the audience enjoy themselves only half as much as we do then they are in for a good time".

Tickets: £12
Stowmarket Lions Tel: 0845 833 5114

Sunday 29 October
An Afternoon with Denis King
2.30pm
Beccles Public Hall & Theatre, Smallgate, Beccles, NR34 9AD
Known as 'Britain's First Boy Band', the King Brothers were a popular pop vocal trio in the late 1950's and early 1960's. They are best remembered for their top ten hits such as "Standing on the Corner" and "A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)". After the King Brothers disbanded in 1970, Denis King has gone on to have a hugely successful career as an award-winning composer for television, film, and musicals; among other things, he wrote the theme music for 'The Adventures of Black Beauty' and 'Lovejoy'. To date, he has created themes and incidental music for over two hundred television series as well as writing over one hundred jingles for radio and television advertising. Denis will be sitting at the piano, playing some of his music, singing some of his songs, and entertaining us with anecdotes of the highs and lows of show business, from post war Twice Nightly Variety to the present day of his long musical career. Q&A at the end of the afternoon. Raising funds for Waveney Light Opera Group (WLOG).
Tickets: £6, £5
Beccles Public Hall box office, open 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday or telephone 01502 770060 between the same times.

Tuesday 31 October
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - From Russia With Love
7:30pm
Ipswich Regent Theatre, 3 St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich, IP4 1HE
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents an evening of music from some of the most-popular Russian composers in a programme that will thrill, delight and transport you to the great Slavic plains.
Tickets: From £19
Tel: 01473 433100

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Music Concerts in Suffolk  November 2017



Wednesday 8 November
Mawkin Plays The Apex Bury St Edmunds
19.30
The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD



Folk rebels MAWKIN embark on a 12 date tour in November showcasing their new album 'Down Among The Dead Men', which follows their critically acclaimed album 'The Ties That Bind'. For full details, see: What's on in Bury St Edmunds



Thursday 9 November
IAA Lunchtime Lecture - Ipswich Shops in their Heyday
1-2pm. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm.
Museum Street Methodist Church, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, IP1 2EF
In this illustrated presentation Roger Kennell explores the shopping experience in Ipswich during the twentieth century and concentrates especially on two major department stores - Footman Pretty in Westgate Street and Frederic Corder nearby in Tavern Street. Mention will be made of some other long-established and remembered shops, including Edwards, Grimwade£s, Croydon£s, Masons and the Ancient House, among others.



Admission is free with a retiring collection to defray expenses. Donations of at least £2.00 per head are valued to maintain the series.

Saturday 11 November
Quatuor Pour la Fin du Temps
7.30pm
St Mary-le-Tower Church, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

Kathryn Parry, violin
Andrew Leach, piano
Melanie Woodcock, cello
Claire Baughan, clarinet

Martin: Mass for Double Choir

Messiaen: O sacrum convivium

£15 (Under 18s free)
Tel: 01473 225610
Email: stmaryletower@hotmail.com

Sunday 12 November
Trio con Brio Copenhagen
4pm
St Mary the Virgin Church, The Street, East Bergholt, CO7 6TG



Established in Vienna in 1999, this group has become a leader in international chamber ensembles receiving outstanding reviews for their concerts in Europe and in the United States of America. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the trio consists of the Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer and two Korean sisters Soo-Kyung Hong, his wife, and Soo-Jin Hong. Since 2002 when they won the main award at the prestigious German ARD International Music Competition, they have not looked back, winning numerous prestigious awards and playing in concert halls around the world. They are active in the vibrant contemporary music scene in Scandinavia and several works have been written for them and dedicated to them. They delighted our audience in 2014 and are returning by popular demand.

Programme: Haydn's Piano Trio in G major HobXV:25 Gypsy; Smetana's Piano Trio in G minor op15; Schubert's Piano Trio in B flat major D898.

Tickets: £14, £7 students, children under 16 free with adult
Doreen Weatherall 01206 298426,
Email: svamtickets@btinternet.com
Website: www.svam.org.uk (for online booking and further information)

Thursday 16 November
Richard Durrant ''Stringhenge'' Tour
7.30pm
The Cut, New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY



Richard Durrant has an international reputation as one of the great guitarists of his generation.
His new show STRINGHENGE is acoustic music inspired by the British Isles, featuring the Uffington Tenor Guitar, built in Sussex and a six string Concert Guitar, built in Lincolnshire and made from 5,000 year old English oak, exploring unplugged music on the folk/classical cusp. Stringhenge is as beautifully produced and richly visual as any of Durrants' tours of recent years. It's also unplugged allowing you to hear and feel the vibrations of the wood in these incredible guitars.

£14/£12 conc/£5 U18
Tel 0300 3033211 info@newcut.org
www.newcut.org

See The Cut, Halesworth for venue information.

Sunday 19 November
Music for the Habsburg Emperors
7.30pm
Holy Trininty Church, The Green, Long Melford, CO10 9DL



Cambridge Renaissance Voices return to Long Melford with a grand and spectacular programme of music for the Habsburg emperors, by Josquin, Isaac, Victoria and Morales, performed with the sackbuts and cornets of I Musici della Contessa.
Tickets £16
Theatre Royal Box Office, Bury St Edmunds
01284 769505




Monday 20 November
Amick Vocal Concert Series - Leiston
19:30-21:20
Leiston Abbey, Theberton, Leiston, IP16 4TD
Don''t miss out on this exciting brand new ''Amick Vocal Concert Series'' starring three contrasting international singers; G4's Mike Christie (14 Oct), Downton Abbey's Mary-Jess (20 Nov) & BBC Radio 2's Nell Bryden (16 Dec). Tickets just £15, or £40 for all 3!
Tickets just £15, or £40 for all 3!
Box Office: 0870 780 0425
www.AmickProductions.co.uk

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Music Concerts in Suffolk  December 2017
Sunday 3 December
Gippeswyk Singers
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Hall Farm Road, Great Bealings, IP13 6NY
Gippeswyk Singers present an evening of uplifting music to celebrate Christmas, including beautiful anthems and carols, a superb organist and special performances from Nightingale Wind Quintet. Conducted by Geoff Lavery.
Delicious refreshments will be available for a donation to church funds. Profits go to local charities: Bipolar UK (Ipswich) and Sound On (Ipswich & District Talking Local Newspaper for the visually impaired).
Tickets £10 available from:
Sarah Galley, 4 William Close, Eyke, IP12 2SA.
(Send a SAE with a cheque payable to "Gippeswyk Singers".

Thursday 7 December
Canine Partners East of England Carol Service
6.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Church Walk, Long Melford, CO10 9DJ
A traditional carol service in beautiful Holy Trinity Church readings from Roy Hudd, comedian and carols performed by Sudbury Choral Society finishing with a glass of mulled wine and mince pies.

See Christmas and New Year in Suffolk for full details.

Saturday 16 December
Amick Vocal Concert Series - Leiston
19:30-21:20
Leiston Abbey, Theberton, Leiston, IP16 4TD
Don''t miss out on this exciting brand new ''Amick Vocal Concert Series'' starring three contrasting international singers; G4's Mike Christie (14 Oct), Downton Abbey's Mary-Jess (20 Nov) & BBC Radio 2's Nell Bryden (16 Dec). Tickets just £15, or £40 for all 3!
Tickets just £15, or £40 for all 3!
Box Office: 0870 780 0425
www.AmickProductions.co.uk

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