The busiest promoter of classical music in Ipswich

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
30th  July Zephyr Baroque Albinoni, Schickhardt, Pepusch, Telemann & Barsanti Kite Opticians
6th    August Phantom Wind Quintet with Andrew Leach, piano 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 Melanie Woodcock, cello &
Andrew Leach, piano
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata 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