Concerts

Concerts

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

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27th June Yu Zhou
piano
Chopin, Ligeti,  Beethoven and Strauss-Grunfeld
4th July Alessandro Bianchi

organ

Works by Bossi, Festing & Clausmann

Sponsored by the Suffolk Organists’ Association

11th July Ellis Ensemble

wind trio

Brahm’s Trio & Douglas’ Suite Cantando
18th July Jonathan Rutherford

piano

Schumann’s Kreisleriana
25th July Zephyr Baroque

wind trio

Works by Handel & Telemann
1st August Martin Ellis

organ

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

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

viols

Sarah Doig, Bass Viol and Lute;

Tony Scheuregger, Lute

“Which was sweeter, lute or viol?”

19th September Jorge Jimenez

baroque violin

CONTRAPUNCTUS:

Polyphony for Solo Violin.

26th September Andrew Leach

piano

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

organ

 

Organist, Peterborough Cathedral

Music by Bach, Stanford & Vierne

 

The Winter Concert Series

The Winter Concert Series is now closed.

Forthcoming Concerts

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

 

Forthcoming concerts with visiting Choirs