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St Mary-le-Tower offers two series of lunchtime concerts a year, from May to October and in December, leading up to Christmas. Each concert begins at 1.10pm and finishes at c. 1.55pm. Concerts feature a variety of instrumentalists, singers and ensembles offering a varied programme of music throughout each series.

Light refreshments consisting of tea, coffee, rolls and biscuits are offered from 12.20pm.
Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Other concerts happen regularly throughout the year, including those given by the Tower Chamber Choir.

Lunchtime Concerts:

The 48th Summer Concert Series:
Date Name Description Sponsor
7th    May Nicholas Freestone, organ Elgar, Bach, Frank & Langlais Coes
14th  May Ipswich School Solos & Ensembles Birketts
21st  May Christine Stevenson, piano Liszt & Beethoven “Moonlight Sonata” Barefoot & Gilles
28th  May Jorge Jimanez, baroque violin J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations recomposed for solo violin Castons
4th      June Matthew Heyburn, piano Mendelssohn Songs without Words Ipswich High School
11th  June David Poulter, organ Whitlock, Bach & Reubke Hudson Group
18th  June Edward Leach, baritone & Andrew Leach, piano Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin Anonymous member of the congregation
25th  June Jonas Stonkas, accordion Classical transcriptions Anonymous member of the congregation
2nd    July Alessandro Bianchi, organ Price, Young, Howells, Willscher & Germani Anonymous member of the congregation
9th    July Tower Chamber Choir Weelkes, Gibbons, Byrd & Leighton
16th  July Melanie Woodcock, cello & Andrew Leach, piano Rachmaninov Cello Sonata The Arts Society of South East Suffolk
23rd  July Philippa Barton, violin & Alisdair Hogarth, piano Elgar Sonata for violin & piano Farthing Funeral Services
30th  July Zephyr Baroque Albinoni, Schickhardt, Pepusch, Telemann & Barsanti Kite Opticians
6th    August Phantom Wind Quintet Mozart & Poulenc Gotelee Solicitors
13th  August Harrison Cole, organ Françaix, Duruflé, Langlais, Hakim Scrutton Bland
20th  August Taylor London, soprano & Edward Allen, piano Mozart, Britten & Tchaikovsky Ipswich Rotary Club
27th  August Adam Chillingworth, organ Bedard, Ives Castons
3rd    September David Dunnett, organ Music for the “King of Instruments” Farthing Funeral Services.
10th  September Christopher Borrett, bass & Christopher Weston, piano Schubert: Schwanengesang Framlingham College
17th  September Anglia Baroque European String Music 1500-1700 John Howard
24th  September Colin Walsh, organ Bach, Frank, Gigout & Vierne Suffolk Organist Association
1st   October Kathryn Parry, violin & Ben Parry, narrator Bach Partita in D minor & Ferdinand the Bull Churchmanor Estates
8th   October William Baldry, organ Bairstow, Brewer & Bridge Abbeyfield Orwell
15th October Andrew Leach & Christopher Weston, piano duet Music for 4-hands Farthing Funeral Services
Download the Summer Series Programme

Forthcoming Concerts

The Tower Chamber Choir will be performing one of the Tuesday Lunchtime concerts on 9th July.

Light refreshments consisting of tea, coffee, rolls and biscuits are offered from 12.20pm.
Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Forthcoming concerts with visiting Choirs/Musicians