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  June 2017
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
Suffolk Soul Singers at The Wolsey
19.45
New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, , Ipswich, IP1 2AS



Suffolk Soul Singers return to The Wolsey to bring you an uplifting evening of soul and gospel influenced music.
Led by Andi Hopgood, and accompanied by a live band, this dynamic choir packs its performances with an exciting mix of old and new foot-stomping, finger-snapping songs, sung in rich four part harmony, guaranteed to get you on your feet.
If you like soul music, you'll love this show!

Tickets from £10
See New Wolsey Theatre for contact details.

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

Sunday 2 July
Kersey Church present Colchester Chamber Choir
2.00pm
St Mary’s Church Kersey, Cherry Hill, , Kersey, IP7 6EE
Colchester Chamber Choir present English choral singing from the Tudor period to early 20th Century - best loved works including Tallis, Byrd, Tomkins, Purcell, elgar, Stanford, Britten
Tickets £10 includes refreshments
Email: lindanewbigging@btinternet.com, Tel: 07905731431

Sunday 2 July
South Suffolk Youth Music Summer Festival
2.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich , IP3 8UH



Join South Suffolk's talented young musicians for their summer festival.

From 2.00pm - 4.00pm enjoy a wide variety of music for Voice, Guitars, Brass, Strings, Woodwind and Percussion.

From 6.00pm - 8.00pm enjoy an evening of music for Orchestra, Wind and Jazz ensembles.

£7 adult, £5 student/child
Tickets are available from Suffolk County Music Service Tel: 01473 281866 or email county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.uk

Saturday 8 July
Music for a Summer Evening
7.30pm
United Reformed Church, Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5DL
Something for all in Hadleigh Community Choir's varied ''end of season'' offering. Prepare to be amused, soothed and have your toes set tapping.
£8 inc. refreshments. Under 12s free.
Tickets from Hadleigh High Street shops: Keith Avis and The Idler. Or phone John on 01473 823791 or Stella on 01473 823477.

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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Saturday 8 July
Gig in the Garden
12.00noon until 11.00pm.
Gig in the Garden, Eldens Lane, Mendlesham, IP14 5TG
There will be non stop music all day and into the evening and the ever popular John Peel Centre Stage by the Suffolk Acoustic Showcase. Acts include The Abstracts, Honey and the Bear, Searching Grey, Aartwork, The Telekasters, Elephant in the Room, Underline the Sky
And so much more including Pimms, Champagne and Beer tent, delicious food stalls, children's activities including karts, children entertainers, bouncy castles and craft activities and camping.

£15.00
Web: www.action.org.uk/gig-garden

Sunday 9 July
EAA Young Artists' Showcase & Summer Reception
3pm ends approximately 4pm
St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Framlingham, IP13 9HB
Performers and programme to be arranged.
Free admission; retiring collection
Tel: 01728 648571

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

Saturday 15 July
Pop Chorus Summer Concert
19.30
Ipswich Corn Exchange, King Street Ipswich, Ipswich, IP1 1DH



Quirky Suffolk-based choir is bringing together over 150 singers from all 5 of its community singing groups to perform its biggest ever summer charity concert. See Ipswich Corn Exchange for full details.
Tickets: Adults £13.00; children/concessions £8.00 available from the Corn Exchange box office or apps.ipswich.gov.uk
For more information call Yula on 07788 585441





Tuesday 25 July
A Musical Journey Through Time
7.30pm
Northgate Arts Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, IP4 3DF
Suffolk Young Strings (SYS) will take you on a journey through time as they perform a variety of music from the 16th - 20th centuries. Enjoy Susato ''Renaissance Dances'', Vivaldi ''Four Seasons'', Mozart ''Minuet'', Faure ''Pavane'', Piazzolla ''Two Tangos'', and more!
Aged between 12-16 years old, the talented members of SYS enjoy performing a range of repertoire for string orchestra and chamber ensemble. SYS is part of Suffolk County Music Service's County Ensemble programme for Suffolk's most able, gifted, and talented young musicians.
Free parking.
Tickets available from Suffolk County Music Service by phone 01473 281866 or email county.musicservice@suffolk.gov.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  September 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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