Suffolk Music Diary

Add your own concert!

Make sure that you have registered with this web site and that you have signed in. Any details that you submit can only be modified or deleted by you.

When you are ready enter your concert details here.


Details of concerts by all performers

East Coast Sinfonietta presents - Fundraising concert for Stand Easy charity

Saturday, 3 March, 2018 - 19:45

St John The Baptist Cathedral, Unthank Road Norwich, Nr2 2PA

East Coast Sinfonietta

Conductor: Frankie Ayers
Leader: Beverley McInnes

Fanfare for the Common Man, A Copland
Somerset Rhapsody, G Holst
Radetzky March
Danny Boy
HMS Pinafore Overture, Sullivan
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
The Dambusters March
Pomp and Circumstance No 1 in D Major, E Elgar
Its a Long Way to Tipperary
Nimrod, E Elgar
Banks of the Green Willow, G Butterworth
White Cliffs of Dover
Rule Britannia
Variations on All Things Bright and Beautiful

Free Entry - Donations at the end.

Suffolk Sinfonia Spring Concert 2018

Saturday, 17 March, 2018 - 19:30

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Matthew Fletcher - piano

Neil Carlson - conductor


Rimsky Korsakov Overture Russian Folk Songs

Shostakovich 2nd piano concerto

Tchaikovsky 3rd Symphony

Mainly A Capella (The VIPs and friends)

Saturday, 17 March, 2018 - 19:30

St Matthews Church, Portman Road, Ipswich. IP1 2NB

The VIPs with special guests REUNION, a medal-winning Quartet from Cambridge, singing popular music from Barbershop to Do-Wop.

They are joined by new girl duo, Leon, named after their devilishly handsome cat! They like to spread happiness with their music so only play songs that will make you smile and hopefully make you feel a little fuzzy inside.

Gabi and Dominic will entertain with something a little different, while Brian Crockett, for two years tenor with The VIPs is also a music teacher, chorus director, singer, song writer and guitarist so who knows what he will do!

A varied programme of new songs and old fevourites will be compered by our very own Bob Sangwell, complete with northern humour and the occasional awful joke!

For Tickets at £8.00 please email quoting code SS01 or telephone Alan on 07812 941433

Tickets on the door cost £10.00

Sacconi Quartet and Michael Collins, clarinet

Sunday, 18 March, 2018 - 16:00

St Mary the Virgin Church, The Street, East Bergholt, CO7 6TG

Performers:  Ben Hancox, violin     Hanna Dawson, violin     Robin Ashwell, viola     Cara Berridge, cello     Michael Collins, clarinet

Glazunov, Oriental Reverie op14

Brahms, Clarinet Quintet in B minor op115

Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A K581

Tickets: £14, students £7, children under 16 free with adult. Season tickets: Single £45/Double £80

Call: Doreen Weatherall on Tel 01206 298426    Email:  Website: for more information.

Tickets are available via the online link in the website. They will also be available from Griers Estate Agent in East Bergholt up to 3 weeks before the concert, or at the door 30 mins before the concert begins.

Zimbe! and Mass of the Children

Sunday, 18 March, 2018 - 16:00

The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD

Stowmarket Chorale with children from Rougham Primary School, Great Finborough Primary School and South Lee School, Bury St Edmunds. Music Director: Leslie Olive. Zimbe! accompanied by the Composer, Alexander L'Estrange and his Jazz Quintet. Mass of the Children accompanied by William Baldry on piano.

Zimbe! - Songs of Africa by Alexander L'Estrange
Mass of the Children by John Rutter

£15 adults, £6 concessions (10% discount if booked by 18 February 2018. Available from or Box Office: 01284 758000

St John Passion - Gippeswyk Singers & Classic Chamber Orchestra

Friday, 30 March, 2018 - 19:30

St John's Church, Orwell Road, Felixstowe IP11 7PW

Gippeswyk Singers

Classic Chamber Orchestra

Sarah Rebecca Gallop (soprano)
Chloe Pardoe (mezzo)
William Searle (Evangelist)
Michael Collins (Christ)
Brian Latchem (Pilate)

Geoff Lavery (conductor)

St John Passion by JS Bach, a magnificent oratorio which dramatically portrays the deeply sorrowful events of the crucifixion. A work of great beauty, this will be a poignant and expressive performance from some of the finest musicians in East Anglia under the baton of Geoff Lavery.
Conductor's pre-concert talk at 7:10pm.

£15 - available in advance from Stillwater Books Felixstowe, Box Office 01394 670633 or email
Please book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Buxtehude and Bach at Easter

Sunday, 29 April, 2018 - 19:00

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Abbey House, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LS Parking: Ram Meadow carpark, Cotton Lane, IP33 1XP (£1 on Sunday evening) Accessibility: wheelchair access, wheelchairs and mobility scooters welcome

Colchester Chamber Choir
Director, Roderick Earle
Organist, Richard Moore

A programme of Easter music, featuring two great cantatas: Bach’s Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV4 and Buxtehude’s Heut’ triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BuxWV43 - together with Bach’s motet Lobet dem Herrn and Buxtehude’s Jesu, meines Lebens Leben, his Magnificat and the celebrated Alleluia from Der Herr ist mit mir. Some of the finest young baroque players from the Royal Academy of Music join Richard Moore, organ, who will also play some of Bach’s and Buxtehude’s great Easter chorale preludes.

Tickets from
or phone 01206 820213

Standard Ticket £18.00
Young Person under 30 £10.00
Full time student £5.00

Suffolk Sinfonia Summer Concert 2018

Saturday, 23 June, 2018 - 19:30

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Daniela Bechly - Soprano

Hakan Vramsmo - Baritone

Rupert Bond - Conductor


Wagner - Meister Singers

Bond - Songs for the Third Age

Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen

Nielsen - Symphony 3

Suffolk Sinfonia Autumn Concert 2018

Saturday, 17 November, 2018 - 19:30

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds


Conductor - Neil Carlson

Smetana Vltava

Sibelius King Christian II Suite

Vaughan Williams 3rd Symphony