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 46th Summer Concert Series


25th July Zephyr Baroque
wind trio
Works by Handel & Telemann
1st August Martin Ellis


Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns & Vierne
8th August Goldcrest Ensemble,

flute, viola and harp

Works by Handel & Telemann
15th August Fiona Mitchell &

Eleanor Meynell

clarinet & piano

Brahms E flat Major Sonata
22nd August Nicholas Freestone


Organ Scholar elect, St Paul’s Cathedral

Guilmant Sonata No 1

29th August Darren Moore &

Jâms Coleman

trumpet & piano

Enescu “Légende”
5th September Kathryn Parry &

Simon Marlow

violin & piano

Ravel’s Sonata and Theme & Variations by Messiaen
12th September Hexachordia


Sarah Doig, Bass Viol and Lute;

Tony Scheuregger, Lute

“Which was sweeter, lute or viol?”

19th September Jorge Jimenez

baroque violin


Polyphony for Solo Violin.

26th September Andrew Leach


Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales & Messiaen Vingt

Regards sur L’Enfant Jesus (1, 11 & 20)

3rd October Wezi Elliot,

baroque lute

Music of the French Baroque
10th October Poppy Walshaw &

Dohyo Sol,

cello & baroque guitar

Boccherini for cello accompanied by

baroque guitar, and vice versa.

17thOctober Steven Grahl



Organist, Peterborough Cathedral

Music by Bach, Stanford & Vierne


The Winter Concert Series

The Winter Concert Series is now closed.

Forthcoming Concerts

Christopher Borrett – Director
Saturday 11 th November 2017
Details coming soon


Forthcoming concerts with visiting Choirs