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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  April 2017




Saturday 29 April
Concert - English Spring Serenade
7.30pm
The Parish Church of Ss Peter & Paul, Church Street, Eye, IP23 7BD
The East of Singers from Nottingham present an English Spring Serenade with music by Elgar, Finzi, Rutter, Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst - anthems, madrigals, folksongs and instrumental solos.
Tickets: £10
Tel: 01379 871211

Saturday 29 April
Ipswich Choral Society Presents..
7.30pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Snape, IP17 1SP
Ipswich Choral Society Presents Mendelssohn's Elijah with special guests Halifax Choral Society.
Elijah has been a popular piece within the British choral repertory and performed countless times. Special guests Halifax Choral Society, founded in 1817, will be celebrating their 200th anniversary this year and performing Elijah with Ipswich Choral Society at the Snape concert as well as a performance in Halifax on 19th March. With Ipswich Choral Society founded in 1824, having the two longest established choral societies performing together will result in a very special experience for both choirs and the audience.

Ipswich Choral Society with special guests Halifax Choral Society
Conductor: Robin Walker, ICS Music Director
Soprano: Claire Weston
Contralto: Susan Moore
Tenor: James Elliott
Baritone: Garry Magee
Kingfisher Sinfonietta, leader Beth Spendlove

In collaboration with Ipswich and District Photographic Society
Tickets: £16, £18, £20 (students £8)
Available direct from ICS members or Snape Maltings Box Office: 01728 687110 or online

See Snape Maltings for venue details.

Saturday 29 April
Charity Concert
7.00pm
Christchurch, Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7EW



Bedford Congress Hall Salvation Army Band are coming together with vocalist, Hazel Launn to organise a charity concert in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospices. EACH support children with life-limiting conditions in East Anglia.
Free entry
Tel: 01473 276196
Email: natasha.brame@each.org.uk

Sunday 30 April
Concert & Afternoon Tea
3.30pm
Holy Trinity, Barsham with Shipmeadow, Bungay Road, Barsham, NR34 8HA
An entertaining programme performed by The East of England Singers from Nottingham, will have something for everyone, from Handel to Rutter, madrigals to folk songs and solo items. Followed by afternoon tea!
£10 (including tea)
Contact Cheryl Coutts tel. 01502 714655 / 07788971211 or email: cherylcoutts468@btinternet.com or tickets on the door subject to availability.

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Music Concerts in Suffolk  May 2017
Saturday 6 May
Woodbridge Chamber Concerts
19.30
St Mary’s Parish Church, Market Hill , Woodbridge, IP12 4LP



Marta Kowalczyk. Violin. Somi Kim. Piano. Works by Beethoven, Brahms and Franck. ''A powerful performance with breathtaking range and colour'' The Times
Tickets: All reserved £16 centre aisle, £11 side aisle
Box Office: 01986 798324.
Download brochure & order tickets from: www.woodbridgechamberconcerts.org.uk

Sunday 7 May
Seraphim's Musical Pilgrimage - In the Steps of St. Edmund
All Day Event
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral , Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LS
Seraphim's Musical Pilgrimage - it's one secret you'll want to share.

Join us on our third, very special escorted pilgrimage to explore hitherto unsung gems, both great and small, touched through time by the story of Suffolk's own King Edmund. Discover two tiny remote churches near the Waveney Valley, plus England's third largest parish church and a right royal resting place, mighty St Mary's in Bury St Edmunds - and experience each one as it is coloured even more beautiful by the angelic sounds of Seraphim voices.


Price: £65 per person (no booking fee) which includes Mini-concert masterpieces by the voices of Seraphim, lunch, refreshments, guided cathedral tour & coach travel.
For full information, visit Seraphim Voices Ticket Line: 07763 527239 or email tickets@seraphimvoices.uk

Monday 8 May
A Sea Symphony
7.00pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP
The University of Essex Choir returns to Snape Maltings to deliver a stunning programme of music as two of the most emotionally-charged English 20th century compositions come together to bathe Snape Maltings in glorious sounds. Vaughan Williams captures the differing moods of the sea with the text of Walt Whitman, integrating choir and orchestra on a grand scale and bringing heart-rending intensity to the image of earth, the great rondure swimming in space. Elgar's Enigma Variations, perhaps the finest variations ever written for orchestra, capture in turn the characteristics of his friends (and a lively dog!), most deeply in that of his closest friend depicted in the much-loved "Nimrod'' variation. An opportunity to hear two grand-scale works in one of England's finest concert halls.

Tickets £25, £20, £16, £12 (£8 for students on £12 tickets)
Email: info@universityofessexchoir.org, Tel: 01206 820812

See Snape Maltings for venue information.

Friday 12 May
West Suffolk Youth Music at Tattersalls
7.30pm
Tattersalls, The Avenue, Newmarket, CB8 9BT



Presented by the Rotary Club of Mildenhall, West Suffolk Youth Orchestra, Youth Wind Band and Youth Jazz return to Tattersalls for an evening of music on Friday 12 May at 7.30pm.
Adult £8, Senior/Student £6, Under 15 £4
Tickets are available from Balaam's Music (Risbygate St, Bury St Edmunds) or by phone 07802 693900.

See Tattersalls for venue information.

Saturday 13 May
Woodbridge Chamber Concerts
7.30pm
St Mary’s Parish Church, Market Hill , Woodbridge, IP12 4LP



The Artesian Quartet will be playing:-
Haydn. String Quartet Op. 76 No. 6
Beethoven. String Quartet Op. 18 No.6
Smetana. Quartet No.1 ''From my Life''

Tickets: All reserved £16 centre aisle, £11 side aisle
Box Office: 01986 798324
Website: www.woodbridgechamberconcerts.org.uk

Saturday 13 May
Non, Je ne Regrette Rien
7.30pm
Fisher Theatre, Broad Street, Bungay, NR35 1EE
The spellbinding songs and extraordinary story of the life and loves of Edith Piaf, celebrating her most memorable numbers of love, loss and storytelling. This is an affectionate tribute to the indomitable spirit of France's most enduring musical icon and the fellow artists, including Charles Aznavour and Yves Montand, who shared her world. From her early days singing in the streets and clubs of Paris, through discovery, intrigue, fame and heartbreak, Non, Je ne Regrette Rien showcases Edith's most famous songs, sung in both French and English. Includes: La Vie en Rose, Mon Dieu, Hymn to Love, Milord, Padam Padam, Autumn Leaves and many others.
Tickets: £12 and £11 concessions
Box Office 01986 897130, www.fisherthreatre.org, info@fishertheatre.org

Saturday 13 May
Elgar's choral masterpiece
7:30pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Bridge Road, Snape, IP17 1SR
Beccles Choral Society and Gippeswyk Singers present Elgar's choral masterpiece "The Dream of Gerontius" accompanied by the Lambeth Orchestra. Soloists: Claire Weston (former principal soprano with ENO), Richard Edgar-Wilson (internationally acclaimed tenor), and Phillip Tebb (outstanding oratorio bass soloist).
Prepare to have your heart strings tugged by the sheer beauty and emotion of Elgar''s music. Elgar himself said, "I have written my heart's blood into the score". Written in 1900, the music is set to a poem by John Henry Newman which describes a soul's journey through death to find enlightenment and the glory of God, guided by an Angel.
A unique and memorable evening of Divine Enchantment conducted by Geoff Lavery in Suffolk's world class Concert Hall at Snape.
Tickets: £10 - £22
Tickets available from choir members or from Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box Office. Tel:01728 687110

Saturday 13 May
Burgate Singers - Spring concert
7.00pm
Eye Town Hall, Broad Street, Eye, IP23 7AB
Choral concert with professional soloists and orchestra. Haydn 'Nelson Mass', Stravinsky 'Symphony of Psalms', Szymanowski 'Stabat Mater': two beautiful 20th-century works and a favourite from the late 18th century. One of Suffolk's leading amateur choirs, conducted by Alain Judd.
Tickets £20 from 01379 677333 and at the door. Plenty of parking close by.
Email: info@burgatesingers.org.uk

Friday 19 May to Sunday 28 May
Bury Festival
Venues across Bury St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds



The Bury Festival showcases artists of international renown alongside home-grown talent, there is street theatre, music, plays, walks, films, ballet and lots more. The 59 events this year span 13 venues across Bury St Edmunds.

Tickets range from £8-£38 with free street theatre performances.
For more information, see Suffolk Festivals

Saturday 20 May
St Peters Band Russia Night
7.30pm
St Peters-by-the-Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF



2017 is the centenary of the Russian Revolution and St Peters Band is marking this historical event with a concert of famous Russian classics and other music about Russia. We have a varied programme including influences from the cold war, global communism, Broadway's idea of Russian peasant life, and not forgetting a Eurodisco hit. We are also very pleased to have special guests including Ukranian pianist Eleonora Ivanovna Bulatova. So come along and support us and our chosen charity - Citizen's Advice Ipswich.
Price: £6
Tickets available from www.stpetersbythewaterfront.com

See St Peter's by the Waterfront for venue information.

Sunday 21 May
CelloAid Concert
4.00pm
All Saints Church Darsham, Darsham, IP17 3QA
CelloAid are a group of local cellists who will provide a musical entertainment of solos, groups and a cello orchestra. Tea and cake to be sold and served afterwards
Donations to Suffolk Refugee Support
Tel: 01728 660321

Sunday 21 May
The Lyrical Talents
3.00pm finishes approximately 5.00pm tea served during an interval
St Michael`sChurch, Church Road , Framlingham , IP13 9BH
Music for Gamba and Mezzo-Soprano from 18th century France
Quinn Patrick Ankrum (mezzo-soprano)
Emily Ashton (viola da gamba)
Andrew Cantrill (harpsichord)
Tickets: £12, school-age students free
Tel: 01728 648571

Friday 26 May
Everyman Folk Club: James Patterson
8.00pm - 11.00pm
The Riverside Centre, Gt Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LL



We are delighted James is making a rare solo appearance. He visited previously with the late Ralph Jordan and John Dipper as Patterson Jordan Dipper, and still works with John. James and Ralph began performing 40-years ago as Silas, and spent nearly 10-years with the powerful and popular supergroup, Crows. Very excited that Crows are reforming and coming to the Everyman in April 2018!
Tickets: £5 in advance/£6 on door (check availability).
Email: everyman@wheatstone.co.uk, Tel: 01449 615523.

Saturday 27 May to Sunday 28 May
LeeStock Festival
Music from midday
Melford Hall , Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10 9AA
The tenth year of LeeStock Festival, including headliners Newton Faulkner, Toploader and Wheatus plus many more, and a beer and cider festival. LeeStock has raised over £100,000 for the Willow Foundation.
Day tickets from £12 + booking fee. Under 12's go FREE
See LeeStock Festival for more information.

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Music Concerts in Suffolk  June 2017
Thursday 1 June to Saturday 3 June
Red Rooster Festival
Gates open on Thursday 1st June at 4pm.
Euston Hall, Euston, IP24 2QW



Celebrate all things Deep South at Red Rooster Festival - a family friendly weekend experience of music, food and culture with the very best in RnB, Americana, Blues, Soul, Roots and Country. The 2017 line up includes;
NICK LOWE, JD MCPHERSON & NICK WATERHOUSE plus lots more.

Tickets: £55 (+booking fee) for the weekend including 3 nights camping. Saturday tickets: £35 incl 1 night camping.
See Suffolk Festivals for more information.

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Music Concerts in Suffolk  July 2017
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Music Concerts in Suffolk  August 2017
Friday 18 August to Sunday 20 August
Folkeast Festival
Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, IP13 0BT



Suffolk's top Folk Festival returns for its sixth year. Three days of incredible local and international talent including headliners Folk legend and ex-Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden stepping out solo, and 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominees Nancy Kerr, Kris Drever & Ninebarrowm plus Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys.



Not to mention art, poetry, dance, yoga, great food and drink and a ton of fun activities for the children.
£115 (adult), £100 (full time students, senior citizens), £70 Youth tickets (12-17 year old) which must be purchased with an adult ticket. Family weekend tickets (two adults & two 12-17 year olds) £342. UNDER 11'S GO FREE.
For more information, see: Folkeast Festival 2017

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