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 47th Summer Concert Series will begin May 2018.


Forthcoming Concerts

Forthcoming concerts with visiting Choirs/Musicians

J S Bach: St John Passion

Saturday 24th March 2018
St Mary-le-Tower Church
Ipswich IP1 3BE at 7.00pm



Christopher Borrett   Conductor
Daniel Joy                 Evangelist
James Geidt              Jesus
James Arthur            Pilate
Taylor London         Soprano
Simon Ponsford       Countertenor
Jonathan Hanley      Tenor

Tower Sinfonia, Beatrice Scaldini      leader


We are fortunate to have a conductor who, as a former member of the world renowned Monteverdi Choir, has performed the St John Passion many times.  Reviewing their recording of this much loved work, BBC magazine said it was, “A little slice of heaven”.
The choir will be joined by soloists and a professional orchestra led by Beatrice Scaldini who has delighted us with her playing on several occasions, most recently in our performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers in March 2017.

Tickets £15 (under 18s free)  from:
     Music World 16 Queen Street, IP1 1SS, Tel: 01473 253666
     Woodbridge Violins 26 Market Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 4LU, Tel: 01394 383150
     Choir members or contact

Ipswich and Suffolk Club, Archdeacon’s House, (next to St Mary-le-Tower Church) is offering concertgoers a pre-concert supper £17pp for 2 courses, coffee and parking at 5.30 for 5.45pm.    For supper tickets or more information please contact choir members or