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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  November 2014
Sunday 2 November
Crimson Glory: Reflections on the Great War in music, word and image
7pm
St John’s Church, Ipswich


Crimson Glory



Crimson Glory: Reflections on the Great War in music, word and image
with Cantus Firmus Choir and Ensemble
Admission free - retiring collection
debbie.cook@cantusfirmus.org.uk
Venue Address: St John's Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich IP4 4QE

Friday 7 November
Elliott Brood
Doors open at 7.15pm for 8pm performance
The Bank Arts Centre, Eye, Suffolk
This is the ONLY UK performance of this tour.

We are very proud to host this Canadian Band for their only UK gig as part of their European tour.

Promoting their fifth album, which explores those first moments in life...first loves, adventures, disasters. Its Elliott Brood at their sheerest, facing forward and backward at the same time.

This band live are not to be missed.
Tickets £8 in advance £10 on the door
Book your ticket early to avoid disappointment.
Log on to www.thebankeye.org and view Events, selecting Elliott Brood.
Venue Address: The Bank, 2 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk. IP23 7AN
Saturday 8 November
Autumn Concert
7.30pm
St Peters Church, Sudbury
Sudbury Choral Society's Autumn Concert is a feast of English Pastoral music, including Karl Jenkins' Te Deum and pieces by Handel, Purcell, Tavener and Finzi. The choir will be conducted by David Butcher with an invited orchestra. A pay bar is available serving wine and soft drinks.
Tickets £11, children 11-18 £4,under 11s free
Tickets available from the Tourist Information Centre tel 01787 881320, and Compact Music, North St Sudbury, tel 01787 881160
Venue Address: Market Hill, Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 2EH
Saturday 8 November to Sunday 9 November
Jubilee Opera presents ''Brundibar'' - A Musical Fable
8th - 3pm & 6pm 9th - 3pm
Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall


BRUNDIBAR



Brundibár
A Musical Folk Tale by Hans Krasá
Fully staged performance by the Children of Jubilee Opera with Piotr Lempa bass, The Southbank Sinfonia, conductor Alice farnham, directed by Frederic Wake-Walker

£15 (half price for under 16)
For tickets: boxoffice@aldeburgh .co.uk, Tel: 01728 687110,
For information: jenni@jubileeopera.org.uk Tel: 01728 602216
Venue Address: Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, Crabbe Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
IP15 5BN
Sunday 9 November
HenschelQuartet
4pm
St Mary’s Church


Henschel Quartet



For further details please see: Stour Valley Arts and Music
Sunday 9 November
Buckshee
From 2.30pm
The Ship Inn, Blaxhall
This fantastic duo will be playing everything from Salsa to Blues at The Ship Inn, Blaxhall
Sunday 9 November
Gainsborough's Musical Friends
6pm
St Peter’s, Sudbury


Gainsborough



The painter Thomas Gainsborough was intensely musical and included many prominent professional musicians in his circle of friends, including Charles Frederick Abel and John Christian Bach, the joint promoters of the most successful and prestigious concert series in London in the 1760s and 70s. In this concert, complementing the current exhibition Carl Friedrich Abel at Gainsborough’s House, we explore music composed by Gainsborough’s friends, much of it performed at the Bach-Abel concerts. The programme includes orchestral songs and a symphony by J.C. Bach, Mozart’s extraordinarily accomplished first symphony and music by Abel featuring the viola da gamba or bass viol, a concerto and the beautiful aria ‘Frena le belle lagrime’, for soprano, gamba and strings. Performed by Philippa Hyde (soprano), Mark Caudle (viola da gamba), Essex Baroque Orchestra, directed by Peter Holman



Ticket Prices: £18, £12 (half-price to full-time students)
Box office: 01904 651485 or www.ncem.co.uk
Venue Address: Market Square, Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 2EA
Thursday 13 November
One Night Of Elvis
7.30pm
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
For one night only, outstanding tribute artist Lee Memphis King will perform all your favourites from The King himself Elvis Presley at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Friday 14 November
Life On The Moon
7.30pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape
The English Touring Group have teamed up with the Old Street Band to bring to you this country house opera written by Haydn. For further details please see: Aldeburgh Music
Saturday 15 November
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Orchestral Concert
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Woodbridge
This is an unusual orchestral concert of music by fathers and sons! The popular Kingfisher Sinfonietta is directed by Beth Spendlove. Father BACH (CPE) wrote the Flute Concerto in G - with soloist Debbie Rogers, and son BACH (JS) wrote the Concerto for Two Violins, often known as ''The Bach Double'' - with soloists Beth Spendlove & Gregory Eaton.
And so to MOZART. Father Leopold''s Sinfonia No.2 in B flat and son Wolfgang Amadeus with Symphony No.28 in C.

For further details regarding Kingfisher Sinfonietta please visit the website :
Kingfisher Sinfonietta
Ticket Prices: £12, £10 conc. & £2 f/t ed. at the door or from ticket outlet
Tickets at the door or in advance from Woodbridge Violins, 29 Market Hill, IP12 4LU - 01394 383150.
Venue Address: 11 Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk. IP12 4LP
Saturday 15 November
Dark Side Of The Wall - Pink Floyd Tribute
Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh
Experience a fantastic night out with a full on concert dedicated to the band's psychedelic, progressive and original music.

£50 per person including 4 course meal, pre concert entertainment and the best seats in the house. Or alternatively if you wish to attend just the concert only tickets are available at £20 per person.

For further information and booking details please visit: The White Lion Hotel
Saturday 15 November
Belcea Quartet
3.00pm
Britten Studio, Snape
The outstandingly talented Belcea Quartet will bring to you Brahm's First String Quartet, Mozart's Quartet in F and Berg's Lyric Quartet. For more information please see: Aldeburgh Music
Saturday 15 November
Rox Off
The Great Eastern Hotel, Brandon, Thetford
With everything from Bon Jovi to ACDC, Rox Off will be performing at The Great Eastern Hotel
Saturday 15 November
Dark Side of the Wall - Pink Floyd Tribute Act
The Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh
Psychedelic music is on offer at this exceptional evening. For further details please see: The White Lion Hotel
Sunday 16 November
Ipswich Choral Society presents "When This Rotten War is Over"
3.30pm
Ipswich School
Fauré Requiem Mass
Songs and poetry reflecting the First World War

Medleys of popular songs from the First World War such as ‘The army of today’s all right’, ‘Keep the home fires burning’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ will reflect on the experiences of the soldiers going off to fight, as well as those left behind at home. The concert programme will also include poetry readings and reflective pieces such as ‘How they so softly rest’ by Healey Willan with words by Henry Longfellow together with ‘Lux Aeterna’, a choral setting of Nimrod from the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar. To remember those who fought and never returned home, Ipswich Choral Society will finish the concert by performing the sublime and deeply moving Requiem by Gabriel Fauré.

As usual interval refreshments will be available in the form of delicious cakes and other home-made goodies, provided by Creative Cooks.

Stephen Rumsey – Music Director
Mark Ellis - Baritone
Richard Popple – “Tommy”
Ticket prices (includes programme): £12 Adults, £10 Concessions, £4 Children
Available from Ipswich Choral Society members, ICS Ticket Line: 01473 738324 or from Music World, Queen Street, Ipswich IP1 1SS
Venue Address: Great School, Ipswich School, Ivry Street, Ipswich. IP1 3QW
Sunday 16 November
Lamentations and Rejoicing in Tudor England: Music of Mourning and Joy from Taverner to Dowland
7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford


CambridgeRenaissanceVoices



Concert of Renaissance sacred music performed by Cambridge Renaissance Voices.
Ticket Prices: £16 / £13 concessions
Theatre Royal Box Office, Bury St Edmunds Tel: 01284 769505 or visit the website - Theatre Royal
Venue Address: The Green, Long Melford, Suffolk. CO10 9DL
Friday 21 November
Paul Liddell
Doors open at 7.15pm for 8pm performance
The Bank Arts Centre, Eye
A working musician based by the sea in the North East of England, Paul's current album "Milestones and Motorways" is a proudly home-made and independent release. It is a highly potent mix of Paul's fluid guitar work, soulful vocals and the production of ideas that he expands so well in his incredible one man show.
Ticket Prices: £8/£10 in advance
Order your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment by logging onto www.thebankeye.org, clicking on events and selecting Paul Liddell.
Venue Address: The Bank, 2 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk. IP23 7AN

Thursday 27 November
Rhiannon Mair - Those Days Are Gone EP Launch
7.30pm-10.30pm
St Peter’s By The Waterfront
To celebrate the release of her new EP ''Those Days Are Gone'' Rhiannon Mair will be performing live with a band at St Peter's by the Waterfront

Ticket Prices: £6 advance
online ticket link: https://www.gigantic.com/rhiannon-mair/st-peters-by-the-water/2014-11-27-19-00
Venue Address: St Peter's by the Waterfront
Saturday 29 November
Aldeburgh Music Club sing Handel's Alexander's Feast and Zadok the Priest
7.30pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall


Aldeburgh Music Club



Aldeburgh Music Club sing Handel's Alexander's Feast and Zadok the Priest. Accompanied by the Suffolk Baroque Players under the baton of Edmond Fivet.

Ticket prices: £12 (students £6), £16, £20, £25
Tickets are available from the Aldeburgh Music Box Office on 01728 687110 or by going to www.aldeburghmusic.club
Venue Address: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Nr Saxmundham, Suffolk. IP17 1SP
Saturday 29 November
Beautiful Dangerous
The Great Eastern Hotel, Brandon, Thetford
This brilliant cover Rock band with all female vocals will be performing at The Great Eastern Hotel
Sunday 30 November
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Orchestral Concert
4pm
Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh
A host of splendid works for this concert by the popular Kingfisher orchestra, conducted by Elgar Howarth.
In the delightful Jubilee Hall, the programme includes Holst A Moorside Suite for Strings and R Strauss Duet-Concertino for Clarinet & Bassoon with Andrew Cory & Steven Lock. Our conductor presents his own Five Folk Songs, and the concert ends with Stravinsky's exciting Pulcinella Suite.
The orchestra is led by its founder, Beth Spendlove.
For full programme please visit our website: Kingfisher Sinfonietta
Ticket Prices: £12, £10 conc. & £2 f/t ed. at the door or from ticket outlet
Tickets can be purchased on the door or in advance from Caramel Boutique 01728 452141 in Aldeburgh High Street or 01728 687467 at Snape Maltings.
Venue Address: Crabbe Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. IP15 5BN
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Wednesday 3 December
Carols For All
7.00pm
United Reformed Church, Stowmarket
Great Carol Concert, taking part Stowmarket Salvation Army Band & Songsters, Gt Finborough Primary School Choir and Guests. All proceeds to local charity.
Ticket Prices: Adult £5, under 12 years £2
Tickets available from: Expert Stationers, Ipswich Street, Stowmarket or
telephone 01449 613378 for further information.
Venue Address: United Reformed Church, Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk. IP14 1AD
Saturday 6 December
Christmas Jubilation
7.30pm
St John the Baptist Church
Ipswich Bach Choir
Ipswich Chamber Orchestra
JS Bach - Selection from the Christmas Oratorio
J Rutter - Nativity Carol and Shepherd's Pipe Carol
A selection of carols for audience participation
Soloists : Elaine Henson - Mezzo-soprano
Paul Hazelgrove-Spurin - Tenor
Patrick McCarthy - Conductor
Tickets £12 (£5 for students) available from Music World Ipswich, Card Centre Felixstowe and at the door.
www.ipswichbachchoir.org.uk email: edythbanks@yahoo.co.uk
Venue Address: Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich. IP4 4QE
Friday 12 December
Irish Night
From 8.30pm
The Ship Inn, Blaxhall
An excellent excuse for a pint of Guinness as you enjoy the traditional Irish Jigs and Reels at The Ship Inn, Blaxhall
Saturday 13 December
A Feast for Christmas
7pm
Trinity Methodist Church


A Feast For Christmas



The Lowestoft Choral Society Christmas concert featuring a new piece, A Feast for Christmas by Alan Bullard, Vivaldi's Gloria and popular audience participation Christmas music.
Ticket Prices: £10
Venue Address: Trinity Methodist Church, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk (opposite the lighthouse) NR32 1HU
Sunday 14 December
Hark! Shepherd Swains: Christmas Music from Shakespeare's Time - part of the Suffolk Villages Festival Autumn Concert Series
6pm
The Grand Hall, Hadleigh Town Hall


Hark! Shepherd Swains



In our Christmas concert this year we contrast festive anthems, carols and other sacred music for voices and viols by Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, John Amner, Martin Peerson and George Jeffreys with seasonal secular music bringing Shakespeare’s England vividly to life, including arrangements of popular songs by Thomas Ravenscroft and Richard Dering’s extraordinary ‘Cries of London’, evoking the bustling street life of the capital around 1600. There will be another contribution by the children of Holmwood House in Colchester, following their successful appearance in Handel’s Messiah in the 2014 Festival. The concert is in a warm venue and is suitable for all the family. Performed by Claire Tomlin (soprano), Psalmody, The John Jenkins Consort, directed by Peter Holman



Ticket Prices: £18, £12 (half-price to full-time students)
Box office: 01904 651485 or www.ncem.co.uk
Further information from Suffolk Village Festival, 01206 366603 or Suffolk Village Festivals
Venue Address: Market Place, Hadleigh, Suffolk. IP7 5DL
Tuesday 16 December
A West End Musical Christmas
4.00pm & 7.30pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall


A West End Musical Christmas



From the team behind Frank and Ella’s Swingin’ Christmas comes a new musical treat. Four top West-End artists and a live band combine timeless Christmas classics with hit songs from musicals you’ll know and adore including The King & I, Showboat, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and many many more.


Ticket Prices: From £21
Venue Address: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Bridge Road, Snape, Suffolk. IP17 1SR
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7:30pm
Trinity Methodist Church
Haydn's Creation (part 1) and John Rutter's folk song selection, The Sprig of Thyme plus other pieces yet to be decided.
Ticket Price: £10
Venue Address: High Street, Lowestoft, (Opp lighthouse), Suffolk. NR32 1HU
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