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  May 2017
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

Tuesday 23 May
Lunchtime Recital: Jenny's Accordionists
1:10pm
St Mary-le-Tower, St Mary-le-Tower Church, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Rudolf Wurthner's 'Munchner Rhapsodie'
Free Entry





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.

Friday 26 May
Jazz at the Hunter Club - Latin Jazz Night
Doors 7pm Music 8pm
Hunter Club, 6 St Andrews St South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH



Jazz at the Hunter Club presents a Latin Jazz night with Picante led by DEREK NASH, the irrepressible star saxophonist of the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. The six virtuoso musicians of Picante deliver effervescent entertainment full of the life-affirming rhythms and excitement of authentic Latin Jazz.

Tickets: £15
Tel: 07799650009

Saturday 27 May
SUMMER SERENADE
7.00PM
St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Framlingham, IP13 9BJ
As part of the St Michael's Festival of Flowers - Claire Weston, accompanied by John Hutchings, in concert with music by Britten, Quilter, Gershwin, Novello and others.
Tickets: £10.00 from Hall Farm Butchers or on the door
Tel: 01728 720125

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
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Sunday 28 May
West Suffolk Youth Jazz
12.30pm
The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD



Enjoy a variety of jazz music performed by the talented young musicians of ''West Suffolk Youth Jazz''. A free event as part of the Bury Festival.
See Festivals in Suffolk for more information about the Bury St Edmunds Festival.

Sunday 28 May
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Concert
6.30pm
The Cut Arts Centre, New Cut, Halesworth, IP19 8BY



The popular Kingfisher Orchestra returns to The Cut in Halesworth for an early evening Sunday concert of delightful music. Conducted by the renowned musician Elgar Howarth, first hear his own Five Jacobean Dances. Rob Rogers is soloist in CPE Bach's Oboe Concerto in E flat and with his wife Debbie Rogers in Concertante for Flute & Oboe by Moscheles. With a beautiful Sinfonietta by Roussel, the concert concludes with the hugely popular Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky.
Tickets: £12, £10 concessions & £2 f/t education
For all concert information email: kingfisherensemble@gmail.com

For tickets see The Cut, Halesworth






Tuesday 30 May
Lunchtime Recital: Deben Jazz
1:10pm
St Mary-le-Tower, St Mary-le-Tower Church, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
"All That Jazz", including The Girl From Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobin
Free Event

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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.

Sunday 4 June
Songs Airs & Dances from. Jane Austen's Notebooks
3.00pm
Walpole Old Chapel, Halesworth Rd, Walpole, IP19 9AZ
Songs Airs and Dances from Jane Austen's Notebooks
William Summers flute
Taro Takeuchi guitar & harp lute
Sophia Brumfitt mezzo-soprano
£12 online+booking fee. £14 on the door. £6 under 16 and carers
Contact: William Summers, Tel: 07949 652 315
Email: williamjsummers@icloud.com

Sunday 4 June
String Quartet Concert
3.00pm
All Saints’ Church, Off Snape Road (towards Ferry Road), Sudbourne, IP12 2BP
Sudbourne Ensemble offer this delightful programme of string quartets
HAYDN - Opus 76 No. 5 in D major
MOZART - K575 in D major
DVORAK - No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 American
Violin - Jim McLeod and Rebecca Scott
Viola -Wendy Poulston
Cello - Harriett Bennett

£12 (on the door)
Email: sudbourneensemble@btinternet.com

Tuesday 6 June
Lunchtime Recital
1:10pm
St Mary-le-Tower, St Mary-le-Tower Church, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Kate Symonds Joy (mezzo-soprano) and Joseph Ramadan.
Cautionary Tales for the Nice and Naughty: Songs to celebrate all things childish, including works by Stravinsky, Britten and Schumann
Free Event

Thursday 8 June to Saturday 17 June
Woolpit Festival
Various times
St Marys Church, Village Hall & The Institute in Woolpit, Woolpit , IP30 9RQ



A 9 day festival of live music, theatre and dance performances comprising various genres from classical to swing, Jazz to Folk and much more.
See Suffolk Festivals for more information.
Contact the Box Office on: T 01359 240 866 or info@woolpit-festival.com

Friday 9 June to Sunday 25 June
Aldeburgh Festival
Various times
Snape Maltings, Snape, IP17 1SP



The prestigious Aldeburgh Festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of music at Snape Maltings this year. Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed as it was 50 years ago plus a second Britten opera and many more events. For more information, see: Aldeburgh Festival
Telephone the Box Office 01728 687110 for ticket information

Saturday 10 June
The Miracle of the Voice
6.30pm
St Michael’s Church, Church of St Michael the Archangel, Framlingham, IP13 9BJ



Christina Johnston, originally from Framlingham, Suffolk, is said by many to be one of a kind in the vocal world. Despite her young age she is already making a name for herself in the classical world with her vocal range that most could only dream of.
She has already had solo tours in Europe, Asia and South America and will be returning to her home town of Framlingham, Suffolk on the 10th of June.

The popular soprano amongst Presidents and State Officials alike, is returning to the UK to release her album, "Blessing".
She will be accompanied by the incredibly talented Royal Opera House Coach, Caroline Dowdle.

It will be an evening of spectacular coloratura arias, the highest ever written pieces for voice by Mozart, Bellini, Bernstein and many more.
It is set to be a fabulous evening of colour and vocal agility.
Come and hear the delights and miracle of the voice!

£16 (12 CONCESSIONS/STUDENTS)
TO RESERVE TICKETS CALL: 01394 380788
EMAIL: management@christinajohnston.co.uk
Web: www.christinajohnston.co.uk

Saturday 10 June
StowBlues Festival
2pm-8pm
Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, IP14 1DL
An afternoon of live Americana blues at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. Plus food stalls and a CAMRA bar.

Tickets: £8 in advance, £10 on the day. Under 16's free.
For venue information, see Museum of East Anglian Life

Saturday 10 June
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Concert
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Market Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 4LP



The Kingfisher Sinfonietta is well-known to Woodbridge audiences. The Leader Beth Spendlove is soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor. There is a feast for Mozart lovers with his Overture Cosi fan tutte and his ever-delightful Eine kleine Nachtmusik.
Conducted by the remarkable musician Elgar Howarth, the concert concludes with Weber's Symphony No.1 in C. This is without doubt a concert not to be missed.

£12, £10 concessions & £2 f/t education
Tickets from Woodbridge Violins in Market Hill 01394 383150 or at the door. For further information contact kingfisherensemble@gmail.com


Saturday 17 June
Midsummer Medley
2.00pm
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LS



An afternoon of choral favourites given by the KING'S LYNN FESTIVAL CHORUS in aid of St. Nicholas Hospice, Bury St. Edmund's. The Chorus is directed by Tom Appleton, a resident of Bury.
FREE. But a retiring collection for St Nicholas Hospice.

Sunday 18 June
Strawberries and Song
Strawberries from 3pm, Concert starts at 5pm
The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, IP9 2RX
Ipswich Choral Society finishes the current season with a relaxed Sunday afternoon concert. 'Strawberries and Song' will be held on 18 June at The Royal Hospital School in Holbook.

Conducted by ICS Music Director, Robin Walker, the concert features two pieces by ICS Vice President, renowned composer Stevie Wishart. Commissioned by the Society to mark their 190th anniversary and premiered at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 'Summer' from Cantata for the Seasons as well as 'Magnificat' (from Vespers for St Hildegard) written in honour of the canonisation of Hildegard of Bingen. The concert programme will also feature a collection of popular choral works by Brahms, Faur, Parry and Whitacre among others.

'Strawberries and Song' starts from 3pm with an opportunity to socialise with the choir whilst enjoying strawberries and cream. The concert will begin at 5pm.
Ticket price (includes strawberries): £12
Available from Ipswich Choral Society members, ICS Ticket Line: 01473 625208 or from Music World, Queen Street, Ipswich IP1 1SS

Saturday 24 June
Ipswich Symphony Orchestra
7.30pm
Ipswich Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich, Ipswich, IP1 1DH



Music for a Summer Evening. One of the best-loved violin concertos and music from the iconic ballet Petrushka, the story of the puppet who is unlucky in love. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto,
Soloist - Savitri Grier
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Dvorkak: The Water Sprite

£12 - £15.50 (inc. booking fee) Free to u-18s and FT students under 25
Tickets: www.ipswichcornexchange.com

See Ipswich Regent Theatre & Corn Exchange for venue details.

Sunday 25 June
A Tale of Two Musicals
4.00pm
St. Peter’s by the Waterfront , College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF



Rasputin meets Dickens 'A Tale of Two Cities'. A concert of original music by 2 Suffolk songwriters. Raising funds for EACH
£12.00
Tickets online at https://www.stpetersbythewaterfront.com

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

Sunday 25 June
Family Concert: Wild Men of the Baroque
3.00pm finishes approximately 4.30pm Tea at end of concert
St Michael’s Church, Church Road, Framlingham, IP13 9BH
Piers Adams Recorders
David Wright Harpsichord
Will take you on a wild ride through the baroque period and beyond, putting their instruments through their paces in a whirlwind of music by Vivaldi, Handel and Bach.

£5, school-age students free
Email: mdblakeney@waitrose.com

Monday 26 June
Trad Jazz Picnic
12.30 pm to 4.00pm
Shrubbery Farm, Shrubbery Lane, Hasketon, IP13 6HR
In the beautiful garden at Shrubbery Farm, with Mike Berry and the Uptown Gang. Bring your own picnic. Licensed Bar. Hot Drinks.
£12
For tickets please call 01394 383106 or 01473 735579

Friday 30 June
West Suffolk Youth Music Summer Concert
7.30pm
All Saints Church, Park Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3QW



West Suffolk Youth Orchestra and West Suffolk Youth Wind Band to perform a variety of music in Bury St Edmunds for their final concert of the season.
£7 adult, £5 student/child
Tickets are available from Suffolk County Music Service by
phone 01473 281866 or email county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk

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Music Concerts in Suffolk  July 2017
Saturday 1 July
Summer Serenade
7.30PM
Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane, Blythburgh, IP19 9LL
Join the Suffolk Singers and their Music Director Claire Weston for a summer's evening of music in one of the UK's most outstanding churches.
The programme will include music by Dubra, Gjeilo, Hassler, Hutchings, Jenkins, Tavener, Simon and Whitacre.
​Also performing will be Gabriella Harvey and Claire's Young Songsters.

Tickets £10.00
Tel: 01394 279907 or WeGotTickets.com
Web: www.suffolksingers.co.uk

Saturday 8 July
ABBA Revival & The British Symphony Orchestra
The arena gates open at 5.45pm for picnics - concert follows
Haughley Park, Stowmarket, IP14 3JY
This musical spectacular salutes Sweden's greatest export (not Ikea) ABBA! Adored for their sing-along anthems, nothing beats an evening of good old-fashioned nostalgia and a full symphony orchestra belting out the Scandinavian fab fours biggest hits!

Embark on a Super Trooper night, taking you from Waterloo to Dancing Queen via Mamma Mia! A beautifully poignant version of Slipping Through My Fingers will delight you. ABBA's success was down to the diversity in their music. Dance, tears or laughter, their songs encapsulate the whole of life.
Tickets: £38
Email: info@haughleyparkconcerts.com

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Sunday 9 July
Elvis & The British Symphony Orchestra
The arena gates open at 16.45
Haughley Park Concerts, Haughley Park, Stowmarket, IP14 3JY
Gordon Hendricks tours with the world class 45-piece British Symphony Orchestra to form the ultimate Elvis tribute night. Bring your picnic & wine and relax in our stunning parkland. Hear all the King's classics in full symphonic glory with the voice of the truly remarkable, Gordon Hendricks.
Tickets: £38
Contact: Diana Irving, Email: diana_irving@btinternet.com

Sunday 9 July
Kingfisher Sinfonietta Concert
6.30pm
Jubilee Hall, Crabbe Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BN



The Kingfisher Sinfonietta comes to Aldeburgh before the summer break. Led by its founder Beth Spendlove, she is soloist in Mozart's Violin Concerto No.4 in D, often said to be his most popular. Conducted by the world-renowned musician Elgar Howarth, the concert begins with the music of a local lad, Benjamin Britten with his joyful Simple Symphony. It concludes with the mighty and very beautiful Symphony No.6 the ''Pastoral'' by Beethoven.
Popular music with a popular orchestra - a great way to spend an early Sunday evening in Aldeburgh.
£12, £10 concessions & £2 f/t education
Tickets from either Riley & Riley Jewellers in the High St. 01728 452431 or Caramel Boutique at Snape Maltings 01728 687467. Also available at the door. Join the contact list on kingfisherensemble@gmail.com

Saturday 15 July
Mozart Orchestra Summer Concert
7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Street, Bungay, NR35 1AX



A feast of largely British music, featuring local soprano Rebecca Hunt and the glorious sounds of the solo harp (Alexander Rider), should tempt listeners to spend a summer evening enjoying the gorgeously luminous scoring of some of our British composers at the Mozart Orchestra's Bungay Festival concert. For full programme see http://www.mozartorchestra.org.uk/concerts.html
Soloists: Alexander Rider (Harp) and Rebecca Hunt (Soprano) - Conductor: Tadeusz Kaznowski - Leader: Fiona Hutchins
Tickets: £10 - no reserved seats
Tickets available from: Terry Reeve (01986 896416); New Beginnings Florists, Earsham Street, Bungay or www.ticketsource.co.uk/mozartorchestra

Website: www.mozartorchestra.org.uk

Friday 28 July to Sunday 30 July
Mekonville
Laffitts Hall, Framsden Road, Pettaugh, Stowmarket, IP14 6DT



A unique weekend festival in rural Suffolk featuring The Mekons - current and original line-ups will play together for the first time this summer to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary. There are also lots of other things happening during the weekend, for more information see: Suffolk Festivals

See www.mekonville.co.uk for ticket information

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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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Music Concerts in Suffolk  October 2017
Saturday 7 October
The Big 80's Night featuring Doctor & The Medics Live!
7.30pm - 12.30am
Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road , Ipswich, IP38UH
Get ready as we bring The Big 80's Night to Trinity Park, Ipswich, For a evening of pure 80's music and dancing for the over 21's.

Why not dress up in your favourite 80's outfit & get in the party mood right away?

When you arrive at our fantastic venue it's time to get your groove on and hit the dancefloor to our resident DJ's as they bring you the very best music from the 80's - Requests and Dedications welcomed!

Once our DJ's have got you warmed up it's time to go Live as The Big 80's Night brings you the fantasic 80's original recording stars Dr & The Medics who were No1 in 1986 with Spirit in the sky!

So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now and enjoy The Big 80's Night Live!
Tickets: £15.00
Tel: 07507 647 352, 07836 759 242

See Trinity Park Events for venue information.

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