SUFFOLK TOURIST GUIDE

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  March 2017
Friday 24 March
Jazz At The Hunter Club
Doors 7.30pm, Music 8.00pm
Hunter Club, 6 St Andrews St South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH



Jazz at the Hunter Club presents Jacqui Hicks, Julian Marc Stringle + Chris Ingham Trio. One of the UK's finest singers in any genre meets the dazzling clarinet virtuoso in an enchanting evening of swing and song.

Tickets: £12/£6(U25)
Tel: 07799 650009

Friday 24 March
An evening of Music with Suffolk County Music Service
7.30pm
Sir John Leman High School, Ringsfield Rd, Beccles, NR34 9PG



Join Suffolk County Music Service for an entertaining evening of music, performed by: North Suffolk Youth String Ensemble, North Suffolk Youth Concert Band, Stradbroke Bands, and Lowestoft County Music School.
Tickets: £7 adult, £5 student/child
Contact: 01473 281866, email: county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk





Saturday 25 March
Southwold Jazz Club - Pavane
Doors 7.30pm Show 8.00pm
St Edmunds Hall (Southwold Arts Centre), Cumberland Road, Southwold, IP18 6JP



Former musical director of the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, trumpet star Paul Higgs presents his exquisite blend of jazz and classical styles in Pavane, an ensemble that features Paul's solo trumpet plus cello, guitar, piano, bass and drums.
Tickets £14.50
Web: www.ticketsource.co.uk

Saturday 25 March
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
6.00pm
St Mary-le-Tower, St Mary-le-Tower Church, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Ipswich Chamber Choir, the Choristers of St. Mary-le-Tower Church and the Ravenscroft Consort come together to sing Monteverdi's most famous work with accomplished soloists: Emma Walshe (soprano), Rhiannon Humphreys (soprano), Tom Raskin (tenor), Jonathan Hanley (tenor), Rupert Reid (bass), and Nicholas Ashby (bass).
The concert is followed by a reception at The Ipswich and Suffolk Club, with a hot and cold finger buffet - tea and coffee and a cash bar will also be available.
Tickets: £12 (under-18s free), available from choir members or from Music World, Queen's St. Ipswich.

Sunday 26 March
Kanneh-Mason Trio
3.00pm
New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY



The Kanneh-Mason Trio (one of whom is the current BBC Young Musician of the year) play at the Cut Arts Centre's Sunday Afternoon Recitals as part of The Tessa Fuchs Chamber Series.
Tickets: £16.50
See The Cut, Halesworth for venue information.

Monday 27 March
Jazz! With West Suffolk Youth Music
7.30pm
Theatre Royal, Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QR



Join West Suffolk Youth Jazz for an evening of jazz and big band classics. This is a fundraising event to support the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

Tickets: £12, £10
Tel: 01473 281866, email: county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk
See Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds for venue details.

Friday 31 March
Everyman Folk Club: Anniversary Party with Two Mystery Guests
8.00pm - 11.00pm
The Riverside Centre, Gt Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LL



How time flies when you're having fun! The Everyman Folk Club is proud to announce the 21st Anniversary of its re-launch in 1996 to 2017 and we hope you will join us to celebrate. For this special event we will be joined by Two Mystery Guests, and there will be a buffet to help us thank you for supporting the club. (Please make sure you buy your ticket in advance - for catering purposes).
Tickets: £5 in advance (advance tickets only for this event).
Email: everyman@wheatstone.co.uk, Tel: 01449 615523.

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Music Concerts in Suffolk  April 2017




Saturday 1 April
Songs of Peace and Joy: The OK Chorale & Heartbeat in Concert
7.30pm to 9.00pm
St Mary’s Church, Market Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 4LP



The OK Chorale's annual concert in Woodbridge sharing the bill once again with the women's acappella group Heartbeat from Halesworth.

Formed in Woodbridge in January 2011 by Chris Rowbury, the 40-strong OK Chorale present an evening of warm soulful harmonies and exuberant rhythms with songs of passion and joy from across the globe.

Expect lush harmonies from around the world in a vibrant celebration of harmony singing with not an instrument or backing track in sight.

Tickets: £6 (£3 under 16s) - all profits to the charity WaterAid.
Email: chris@chrisrowbury.com, Tel: 01394 610 486
Web: www.chrisrowbury.com

Saturday 1 April
The Upbeat Beatles
7.30pm
Spa Pavilion Theatre, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2DX



As the name suggests The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin' band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals! You'll be jumping from the word go. There isn't a band to touch them - 8 bars of “Twist and Shout” and you will know why. No other band performs this song like the Upbeat Beatles!
Tickets: £24/£22 Adults and £22/£20 Children and Concessions.
See Spa Pavillion Theatre

Saturday 1 April
Flowers & Foolery
7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church Blythburgh , Church Lane , Blythburgh, Halesworth, IP19 9LP
A melodious and witty April Fools Day concert by one of East Anglia's leading chamber choirs, celebrating the delights of the season.
Floral and springtime classics in the first half will include Morley's well-known ''April is in My Mistress Face'' (1594), Pearsall's peerless ''Lay a Garland'' (1840), Saint-Saens' tender ''Les Fleurs et les Arbres'' (1882) and Britten's exquisitely inventive ''Five Flower Songs'' (1950). Showcasing The Jay Singers' reputation for light music, the second half offers entertaining discoveries: Seiber's absurdist trio of ''Nonsense Songs'', the liberated elan of Toch's ''Geographical Fugue'', stylish arrangements of ''Tea for Two'' and ''Over the Rainbow'', and even settings of childhood favourites, ''Teddy Bears'' Picnic'' and ''Old MacDonald had a Farm''.
Plus readings specially chosen by Naomi Jaffa (former long-time director of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and currently Chair of The Jays).

Tickets £11 in advance online and £12.50 on the door
For tickets call: 07711 888 682 or visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk now.

Monday 3 April
Woodbridge Orchestral Society Concert
7.30pm
Woodbridge Methodist Church, St. John’s Street, Woodbridge, IP12 1ED
The Woodbridge Orchestral Society will be presenting a programme of light classical music.

Tickets: £6 (includes light refreshments)
For tickets contact Helen Lewis, tel: 01394 411232 or
Anne Stevenson, tel: 01394 385728 or at the door.

Tuesday 4 April
The Battle of the Somme Centenary Tour - Suffolk Youth Orchestra
7.30pm
The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD



Somme100 FILM is an international project that marks the centenary of the WW1 Battle of the Somme. As part of this project, Suffolk Youth Orchestra (SYO) will be performing Laura Rossi's score to the Imperial War Museum's 1916 film ''The Battle of the Somme'' by Geoffrey Malins and J B McDowell.

SYO is one of 100 orchestras taking part in The Battle of the Somme Centenary Tour. To commemorate the Battle, performances will be taking place across the UK between July 2016 and July 2017.

Tickets: £12 (£10 senior, £5 student/child)
Tel: 01284 758000 or email: boxoffice@theapex.co.uk.

Wednesday 5 April
The Battle of the Somme Centenary Tour - Suffolk Youth Orchestra at Snape Maltings Concert Hall
7.30pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Snape, IP17 1SP



Somme100 FILM is an international project that marks the centenary of the WW1 Battle of the Somme. As part of this project, Suffolk Youth Orchestra (SYO) will be performing Laura Rossi's score to the Imperial War Museum's 1916 film ''The Battle of the Somme'' by Geoffrey Malins and J B McDowell.

SYO is one of 100 orchestras taking part in The Battle of the Somme Centenary Tour. To commemorate the Battle, performances will be taking place across the UK between July 2016 and July 2017.

Tickets: £11, £10, £8 (student/child £8.50, £7.50, £5.50)
Tel: 01728 687110 or email: boxoffice@snapemaltings.co.uk
See Snape Maltings for venue details.

Thursday 6 April
IAA Lunchtime Concert - Waveney Wind Band
1.00pm -2.00pm
Museum Street Methodist Church, (entrance via Black Horse Lane), Ipswich, IP1 2EF
The Waveney Woodwind Quintet is composed of the principal wind players of the Waveney Sinfonia, a community orchestra based in Lowestoft (oboe Catherine Ross, clarinet Steve Johnson, flute Christine Adelson, horn Chris Robinson, bassoon Tim Hughes). They enjoy playing a broad repertoire of quintet music, ranging from Mozart to Shostakovich, and have been performing concerts in Lowestoft and beyond for the past five years. Tea and coffee are served from 12.30pm.

Admission is free with a retiring collection. Donations of at least £2 per head are valued to maintain the series.

Saturday 8 April
Jubilate! - Great Cathedral Anthems
7.30pm
St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Framlingham, IP13 9BJ
Phoenix Singers perform great English cathedral anthems by Walton, Elgar, Purcell and Wesley in the beautiful church of St Michael's in Framlingham.
Tickets: £12, £6 (under 18s)
Tickets from: william@glasse.org.uk, Tel: 07802 597071) or Hall Farm Butchers (Framlingham) or on the door.

Sunday 9 April
Take Him Earth For Cherishing - Tower Chamber Concert
6.00pm
St Mary-le-Tower Church, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Works by: Cornysh, Byrd, Tippett, Howells and including Leighton: Crucifixus Pro Nobis
With tenor soloist Jonathan Hanley and organist William Baldry.

Tickets: £10 (£5 students) available from choir members or Music World, Queen's St. Ipswich.

Friday 14 April
Jazz At The Hunter Club
8.00pm - 10.30pm
Hunter Club, 6 St Andrews St South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH



Jazz at the Hunter club presents Georgina Jackson with the Chris Ingham Trio.

An acclaimed singer and trumpeter, Georgina's success with her first album led her to becoming the singer with Ronnie Scott's Big Band. A vivacious, stylish vocalist, she has fronted several BBC broadcasts paying tribute to Peggy Lee with the BBC Big Band and Irving Berlin with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Tickets: £12/£6 (U25)
Tel:07799 650009, Email: headhunterslivemusic@gmail.com





Saturday 22 April
Trianon at St John's
7.30pm
St John the Baptist Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich, IP4 4QE



Join Trianon for a programme of contrasts from Puccini, Parry and Mendelssohn.

The group will be performing Puccini's choral masterpiece Messa di Gloria. This beautiful work was composed when Puccini was a young man and contains early examples of his operatic instincts.

Hubert Parry is HRH Prince Charles favourite composer and best known for Jerusalem. The programme features Blest Pair of Sirens, the stirring opening of which evokes the essence of Parry's Englishness. The piece was played during the signing of the register at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The orchestra will be performing Mendelssohn's final major symphony, the Reformation programmed to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation started by Martin Luther in 1517. The group will be accompanied by soloists Paul Bloomfield and Tim Gillott, with Adrian Brown as conductor.

Tickets - from £9.50, concessions from £8.50, students & U16 £6.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee)
Tel: 01394 283170 or 07876 787029.





Friday 28 April
Everyman Folk Club: The Foxglove Trio
8.00pm - 11.00pm
The Riverside Centre, Gt Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Saxmundham, IP17 1LL



Cathy Mason (voice, guitar, cello), Ffion Mair (voice, whistle, bodhran) and Patrick Dean (voice, melodeon, cello, concertina) are multi-instrumentalists, performing mainly traditional songs from around the British Isles. These extremely talented musicians are becoming renowned for their beautiful harmonies and creative new arrangements. Musical precision and spontaneity are to be expected.
Tickets: £5 in advance/£6 on door (check availability).
Email: everyman@wheatstone.co.uk, Tel: 01449 615523.

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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 a brochure and order tickets from the website: www.woodbridgechamberconcerts.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

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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