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CORONAVIRUS: most, if not all events are being cancelled at least until the end of April. I have marked cancellations that I know about, and will be updating. Meanwhile check providers' websites by pressing details



Music

Friday 20 March
  CANCELLEDCommunity Light Orchestra, 7.30pm details at River of Life Church, Carr Road, Felixstowe

Saturday 21 March
  CANCELLED: Schumann, Brahms, Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio, 7.30pm details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
  Songs for Springtime, Illuminati, 7.30pm details at St Mary's Woodbridgemap
  CANCELLED: (Bach and Vivaldi)Aldeburgh Music Club details at Snape Maltingsmap
  CANCELLED: Mozart ProgrammeColchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm details at St Botolph'smap
  Singing Day: Fauré: RequiemIpswich Bach Choir details at Waldringfield Village Hall
  CANCELLED: (Fauré: Requiem)Stowmarket Chorale details at United Reform Church, map
  Brahms, DvorakSuffolk Sinfonia, 7.30pm details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map
  Dvorak Mass in D and Stainer's CrucifixionTiptree Choral Society details at St Luke's church Tiptree, map

Sunday 22 March
  CANCELLEDKingfisher Ensemble, 3pm details at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, map
  Ipswich Hospital BandMusic at Rushmere, 3pm details at St Andrew's Church, Rushmere, Ipswich, map
  CANCELLED: Mother's Day Family ConcertSuffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, 4pm details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap

Wednesday 25 March
  Wind Quintet of the British Army Band, ColchesterLion Walk Church, 1pm details, Colchester, map
  Quartetto Familia with Wendy Gudgin, violaMusic in Felixstowe, 11.30am details at Orwell Hotel, map

Thursday 26 March
  CANCELLED: 40th Anniversary Concert, Thomas Mills High School, 7pm details at Snape Maltingsmap

Saturday 28 March
  Poulenc: Gloria & Fauré: Messe Masse, plus Haydn, Mozart, Dorian singers, 7.30pm details at St Andrew's Church, Felixstowe
  Vaughan Williams: Sea Symphony and Dvorak,:Te Deum, with the English Arts Chorale and accompanied by the Prague Conservatoire, Eye Bach Choir, 7.30pm details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap
  CANCELLED: Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Duruflé: RequiemHadleigh Choral Society details at Hadleigh Church, map
  CANCELLED: Curlew River with Ian Bostridge, with Britten Sinfonia Voices, Saffron Hall, 7.30pm details, Saffron Walden, map
  CANCELLED: (Handel: Messiah)Stour Choral Society, 2.30pm details at Mistley Church, map
  Lunchtime RecitalSuffolk Singers, 1.10pm details at Ely Cathedral, Lady Chapel, map
  CANCELLED: Mendelsohn: ElijahWoodbridge Choral Society details at Snape Maltingsmap

Sunday 29 March
  CANCELLED: Vivaldi, La Serenissima, period instrument ensemble, 3pm details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
  All in a Garden Green, early music, Hexachordia Trio, 3pm details at St Andrew's Church, Rushmere, Ipswich, map
  Hexachordia, early music trio, Music at Rushmere, 3pm details at St Andrew's Church, Rushmere, Ipswich, map
  CANCELLED: Kammerphilharmonie EuropaStour Valley Arts and Music, 4pm details at East Bergholt Church, map
  A sentimental JourneyWest Bergholt Concert Band, 3pm details at West Cliff Theatre, Clacton, map

Wednesday 1 April
  A lunchtime concertAnglia Baroque, 1pm details at Walsham-le-Willows church

Thursday 2 April
  CANCELLEDKirbye Voices, 7pm details at Tuddenham, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6SL

Saturday 4 April
  CANCELLED: (Handel’s Messiah)Clacton Choral Society details at St Paul's Church, Clacton on Sea, map
  CANCELLED:, Brahms : Ein Deutsches Requiem, Haverhill Singers, 7.30pm details at Haverhill Methodist Church, map
  CANCELLED: Stainer: Crucifixion - a workshop and performanceIpswich Choral Society details at St Mary's Church Harkstead, map
  CANCELLEDKirbye Voices, 2pm details at St.Peter’sChurch, Hepworth, IP22 2PU
  CANCELLED:, Bach: St John Passion, Phoenix Singers details at Framlingham Church, map
  CANCELLED: Bach: MagnificatSaffron Walden Choral Societywith Chameleon Arts Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Saffron Hallmap
  Postponed: Haydn: CreationWitham Choral Society details at Witham Public Hallmap

Sunday 5 April
  Hamish MacCunn, Sibelius, TchaikovskyEssex Chamber Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Felsted School, map
  Paul Trepte, organMusic at Rushmere, 3pm details at St Andrew's Church, Rushmere, Ipswich, map
  Faure: Requiem, Poulenc: GloriaSudbury Choral Society, 7.30pm details at St Peter's Church, map
  CANCELLEDWethersfield Chamber Concerts, 4pm details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map

Tuesday 7 April
  CANCELLED: Suffolk Youth Music Festival Concert:, Karl Orff\: Carmina Burana, Snape Maltings detailsmap

Friday 10 April
  Handel: MessiahLion Walk ChurchLion Walk Festival Singers & Orchestra, 7.30pm details, Colchester, map

Saturday 11 April
  CANCELLED: Victoria, Jpsquin, Allegri, Anerio, The Sixteen details at Snape Maltingsmap
  James MacMillan: Stabat MaterAldeburgh Voices, 2pm details at Orford Church, map

Sunday 12 April
  CANCELLED: Bach: St Matthew PassionSnape MaltingsBritten Sinfonia detailsmap

Wednesday 15 April
  CANCELLED: Piano Divas/The Music's On Me,, Wendy Kirkland Quartet, Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.30pm detailsmap

Sunday 19 April
  Piano TriosKingfisher Ensemble, 2.45pm details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map
  Mahler, Gounod, DvorakLavenham Sinfonia, 7pm details at Lavenham Church, map
  Come And Sing Handel’s MessiahMusic in Felixstowe, 3pm details at St John the Baptist Church, map, 1 pm for singers' rehearsal
  CANCELLED, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, David Popper, Tchaikovsky, Cesar Franck, Wethersfield Chamber Concerts, 4pm details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map

Wednesday 22 April
  The Ward Piano Trio -, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Music in Felixstowe, 11.30am details at Orwell Hotel, map

Thursday 23 April
  The Passionate Quartet, Love, loss and longing, Beethoven,Grieg, Janácek, Roman River Music, 8pm details at St Peter's Church, Sudbury, map, also in Bures 24 Apri, and Hadleigh 25 April
  Vincent Lindsey-clark, Virtuoso Guitar, The Minories Galleries, 6pm details at The Minories art gallery, Colchester, map

Friday 24 April
  The Passionate QuartetRoman River Music, 8pm details at St Mary's Church Bures, map
  CANCELLED: Mitsuko Uchida, pianoSnape Maltings detailsmap

Saturday 25 April
  Hummel's Mass in D, and Bach, Handel, Howells, Byrd., Kelvedon Singers, 7pm details at Kersey Parish Church, Suffolk
  CANCELLED: Commemoration of the second world war;, includes Rutter Bernstein and wartime songs - linked to a concert on 7 Nov, Lexden Choral Society with Eastern Swing, 7.30pm details at St Botolph's, Colchester, map
  Postponed: Traditional songs from the British Isles,, with piano, harp and flute., Nayland Choir details at Nayland Village Hall, map, music workshop in the afternoon
  The Passionate QuartetRoman River Music, 6pm details at URC Church, Hadleigh, map
  CANCELLED: Beethoven, Elgar, BrahmsTrianon Music Group, 7.30pm details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap

Sunday 26 April
  CANCELLED: Handel, Vinci, il pomo d’oro with Franco Fagioli, countertenor, 3pm details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
  Greensleeves and Yellow Lace, Singing with lutes, viols, recorders and bagpipes, Hexachordia Trio, 3pm details at St Mary’s Church, Harkstead, Suffolk IP9 1DD, contact Sally Wilden 01473 327140, sally.wilden@gmail.com
  Dvorak: Romance and Beethoven: Symphony no.1Kingfisher Sinfonietta, 3pm details at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, map
  CANCELLED: Charity Opera Soiree in aid of Wilson's DiseasePimlott Foundation details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map

Wednesday 29 April
  I, Elizabeth, the queen aged 25, in 1568. Written & performed by Rebecca Vaughan, Dyad Productions, 7.30pm details at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, map

Saturday 2 May
  Bach, Busoni, with Igor Levit, piano and Sir Antinio Pappano, conductor, London Philharmonic Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
  Dvorak: Stabat MaterIpswich Bach Choir details at St Michael’s, Martlesham Heath
  Dvorak: Stabat MaterIpswich Bach Choir, 7.30pm details at St Michael's Church, Martlesham Heath
  Bach: Mass in B MinorUniversity of Essex Choirwith London Handel Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Snape Maltingsmap

Sunday 3 May
  ConcertBraintree Male Voice Choir, 7.30pm details at St Peter's Church, Sudbury, map

Tuesday 5 May
  Christine Stevenson, piano, tea, coffee, rolls and biscuits from 12.20pm, St Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 9 May
  CANCELLED: Beethoven and BrahmsColchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm details at St Botolph'smap
  CANCELLEDCommunity Light Orchestra details at Hadleigh Church, map

Sunday 10 May
  Violin & Piano, Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Kingfisher Ensemble, 2.45pm details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map
  CANCELLEDWethersfield Chamber Concerts, 4pm details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map

Tuesday 12 May
  CANCELLED: Mahler: 2nd Symphony Grieg: Piano Concerto , both arr for 2 pianosPimlott Foundation, 7pm details at Royal Hospital School, Ipswich, map
  David Poulter, OrganSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Thursday 14 May
  CANCELLED: Mahler: 2nd Symphony Grieg: Piano Concerto , both arr for 2 pianos, with Emiliano Ramniceanu, Christiane Behn and Daniela Bechly, Pimlott Foundation, 7pm details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map

Saturday 16 May
  Purcell, Scarlatti, Birtwistle, LigetiBritten Sinfoniawith Alison Balsom (trumpet), 7.30pm details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
  Handel: MessiahBury Bach Choir, 7pm details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap
  Fauré Requiem and Poulenc GloriaEye Bach Choir, 7.30pm details at Eye Church, map
  Music inspired by the British folk songIpswich Chamber Choir, 6.30pm details at St Andrew's Church, Rushmere, map
  CANCELLED: Hervey Benham Memorial Trust ConcertSt Botolph's Music Society, 7.30pm details, Colchester, map
  Mendelssohn, Grieg, MacCunn, ShostakovichWolsey Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap

Sunday 17 May
  Mendelssohn: ElijahBeccles Choral Society, 4.30pm details at Beccles Church, map
  Choral EvensongClacton Choral Society, 6.30pm details at St James's Church, map
  CANCELLED: Into The Light, a cappella sacred works by Brahms/Bruckner/Cornelius/Mendelssohn/Reger/Rheinberger/Georg Schumann, Colchester Chamber Choir, 6pm details at St Botolph'smap

Tuesday 19 May
  Ipswich School Music ScholarsSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Friday 22 May
  Bond An Unauthorised Parody, written and Performed by Gavin Robertson, Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society, 7.30pm details at Theatre Royal Burymap

Saturday 23 May
  Greg Byron Stand Up Poet,, Gavin Robertson, Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 24 May
  Beethoven, MartinuPrometheus OrchestraChamber Ensemble, 4pm details at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, map
  John Lill, piano, plays Beethoven sonatas, Saffron Hall, 3pm details, Saffron Walden, map

Monday 25 May
  Handel: Theodora-, soloists, Psalmody & Essex Baroque Orchestra, Suffolk Villages Festival, 6pm details at Hadleigh Churchmap

Tuesday 26 May
  Dan Joy tenor and William Saunders, pianoSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 30 May
  A pilgrimage of songCantus Firmus details at Chevington to Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
  All in a Garden GreenHexachordia Trio, 7.30pm details at All Saints Church, Gazeley, Suffolk

Tuesday 2 June
  Brenda Dykes, flute and Christopher Moore, pianoSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Sunday 7 June
  ConcertWest Bergholt Concert Band, 2.30pm details at Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, map

Tuesday 9 June
  Thomas Hawkes, organSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Friday 12 June
  Season Finale-, Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Berliner Philarmoniker Orchestra - live link, 6.30pm details at Firstsite Colchestermap

Saturday 13 June
  Verdi: Requiem;Ipswich Choral Societywith Holbrook Choral Society and RHS School Holbrook, 7.30pm details at Royal Hospital School, map
  Summer ConcertPimlott Foundation, to 14 Jun details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map
  Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Mendelssohn: Violin Concer, With Thomas Gould, Violin, Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Ely Cathedral, map
  Come and sing: music by Gilbert & Sullivan! Music from Pirates of Penzance and Iolanthe.Witham Choral Society, 7.30pm details at United Reform Church, map

Sunday 14 June
  Sing 1000,, A journey through 1000 years of church music,, Cantus Firmus, 7.30pm details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap
  Beethoven: violin ConcertoLavenham Sinfonia, 7pm details at Lavenham Church, map

Tuesday 16 June
  Melanie Woodcock, celloSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Thursday 18 June
  Music from the Renaissance to the present dayMarenzio Singers, 7.30pm details at St Mary's Church Frinton, Frinton-on-Sea, map, buffet lunch from 12.30 pm

Friday 19 June
  Medieval and Renaissance musicHexachordia Trio details at Redgrave Park, Suffolk, jn th rvening

Saturday 20 June
  Beethoven, BrahmsSuffolk Sinfonia, 7.30pm details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 21 June
  Mozart, Beethoven, SchubertKingfisher Ensemble, 2.45pm details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map
  Prom in the BarnTiptree Choral Society details at Layer Marney

Tuesday 23 June
  Matthew Heyburn, piano Matthew Heyburn, pianoSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 24 June
  Christine Johnston, soprano, postponed from 18 March, Music in Felixstowe, 11.30am details at Orwell Hotel, map

Thursday 25 June
  Piano quartets: Mozart, BrahmsKingfisher Ensemble, 1.15pm details at St Mary's Church Frinton, Frinton-on-Sea, map

Friday 26 June
  Gilbert and Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance, exerptsColchester Choral Society details at Dedham Assembly Rooms, map

Saturday 27 June
  Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Bishop’s Stortford & Barnet Choral Societies, 7.30pm details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
  Summer ConcertIpswich Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap
  ConcertStour Choral Society, 6.15pm details at Old Hall Chapel, East Bergholt, map

Sunday 28 June
  , Newmarket Chamber Orchestra, 4pm details at St Andrews Church, Soham
  Children's Prom in the BarnTiptree Choral Society, 7.30pm details at Layer Marney

Tuesday 30 June
  Jonas Stonku accordion Jonas Stonkus, accordionSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 4 July
  American programme., Copland,Gershein,Bernstein, Barber, Colchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm details at St Botolph'smap
  Harmony and Hampers-, music for a summer evening, Marenzio Singers, 7.30pm details at Haye Cottage Fingringhoe, Essex
  Summer concert, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Ickworth House, Horringer, map
  Gilbert and Sullivan: Trial by Jury,, selection of arias and Choruses, Phoenix Singers, 7pm details at Framlingham College, map

Sunday 5 July
  Summer concertBury St Edmunds Friendly Orchestra details at Ashlar House, map
  Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen,, piano solos and duets, Concerts at Cratfield, 3pm details at Cratfield Church, map
  Programme in preparationKingfisher Sinfonietta, 3pm details at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, map
  Peter and the Flu, with Frank Burnet, narrstor and author of the text, Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra, 3pm details at Saffron Hallmap

Tuesday 7 July
  William Saunders, organ Jonas Stonkus, accordionSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 11 July
  Karl Orff: Carmina Burana,Saffron Walden Choral Society, 7.30pm details at Saffron Hallmap
  BrahmsSt Botolph's Music Society, 7.30pm details, Colchester, map
  concertWest Bergholt Concert Band, 7.30pm details at Coggeshall Church, map

Sunday 12 July
  , Newmarket Chamber Orchestra, 4pm details at All Saints Church, Newmarket

Tuesday 14 July
  Gretel Dowdeswell, piano Jonas Stonkus, accordionSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Thursday 16 July
  "Carnival of the Animals” theme, with children singing, Bury St Edmunds Friendly Orchestra, 6pm details at All Saints Churchmap

Saturday 18 July
  Lunchtime concertAnglia Baroque details at Lavenham Church, map
  lunchtime concertAnglia Baroque details at Lawford Church, map
  The Bel Canto Sopranos, opera arias,classical crossovers, musical theatre, The Minories Galleries, 5.30pm details at The Minories art gallery, Colchester, map

Sunday 19 July
  Fitzroy String QuartetConcerts at Cratfield, 3pm details at Cratfield Church, map

Tuesday 21 July
  Oliver Pigram, clarinet Jonas Stonkus, accordionSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Sunday 26 July
  Annual Summer SerenadeKingfisher Ensemble, 2.45pm details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map

Tuesday 28 July
  William Dore, organ Jonas Stonkus, accordionSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 1 August
  Happy TogetherAndré Rieu in Maastricht - live link, 7pm and matinee, to 3 Aug details at Odeon Colchestermap

Sunday 2 August
  Busch TrioConcerts at Cratfield, 3pm details at Cratfield Church, map

Thursday 6 August
  , National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, 7.30pm details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Tuesday 11 August
  George Cook, voice Jonas Stonkus, accordionSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Sunday 16 August
  Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin & Huw Watkins pianoConcerts at Cratfield, 3pm details at Cratfield Church, map

Tuesday 18 August
  William Saunders, organ & Joel Cooper, trumpet Jonas Stonkus, accordionSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Friday 21 August
  Beethoven Symphony No.7, (from memory), Aurora Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Tuesday 25 August
  Adam Chillingworth, organ Jonas Stonkus, accordionSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Sunday 30 August
  Zemlinsky QuartetConcerts at Cratfield, 3pm details at Cratfield Church, map

Tuesday 1 September
  Duke Dobing & Caroline Finlay, Flute & PianoSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Sunday 6 September
  Brahms, SibeliusEssex Chamber Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Centre, Ingatestone, map
  Duoaccosphere,, Accordion Duo, Pimlott Foundation, 5pm details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map

Tuesday 8 September
  David Newsholme, organSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 12 September
  Carducci String Quartet -, Beethoven Day, Concerts at Cratfield, 10.30am details at Cratfield Church, map, and 1.45 pm and 4.15pm
  Ipswich PromTrianon Music Group, 7.30pm details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap

Sunday 13 September
  Carducci String Quartet and Julian Bliss, clarinet-, Mozart, Wwbwe, Drorak, Concerts at Cratfield, 3pm details at Cratfield Church, map

Tuesday 15 September
  Kathryn Parry, violinSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Sunday 20 September
  Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4Lavenham Sinfonia, 7pm details at Lavenham Church, map

Tuesday 22 September
  Jonathan Hanley & Gavin Roberts, voiceSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Tuesday 29 September
  Mary Pells, celloSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 3 October
  Maggini String Quartet with Tatjana Masurenko(viola)Ipswich Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm details at Ipswich School, map

Tuesday 6 October
  Andrew Leach, pianoSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 10 October
  BeethovenPrometheus Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Snape Maltingsmap

Tuesday 13 October
  William Baldry, organSt Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 17 October
  Benjsmin BrittenColchester Symphony Orchestrawith Ben Vonberg- Clark, tenor, 7.30pm details at St Botolph'smap

Saturday 24 October
  Dvorak: New World Symphony, and World Premier of Paul Carr: Into The Light, Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap

Saturday 7 November
  Karl Jenkins - The Armed Man., and 'War Story', music with a narrator., Tiptree Choral Society details at St Luke's church Tiptree, map

Sunday 8 November
  Milena Simovic, violaPimlott Foundation, 5pm details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map

Friday 13 November
  Commemoration of the second world war;, ith audience participation, Lexden Choral Societywith the Kingfisher Sinfonia, 7.30pm details at St Botolph's, Colchester, map

Saturday 14 November
  Beethoven: Mass in CBury Bach Choir, 7.30pm details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap
  Metamorphoses Trio, Clarinet, Viola, Piano, Ipswich Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm details at Ipswich School, map
  ConcertWest Bergholt Concert Band, 7.30pm details

Saturday 21 November
  Dvorák: RequiemHadleigh Choral Society details at Hadleigh Church, map
  Autumn ConcertIpswich Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap
  Sibelius, RodrigoSuffolk Sinfonia, 7.30pm details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Saturday 28 November
  Autumn concertIpswich Choral Society, 7.30pm details

Saturday 5 December
  CSO windColchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm details at St Botolph'smap

Sunday 6 December
  Rutter: Feel the Spirit and Bullard: A Light in the StableClacton Choral Society, 7pm details at St James's Church, map

Saturday 12 December
  Bach: Christmas OratorioPhoenix Singers, 7pm details at Framlingham Church, map

Saturday 16 January
  Music for dancing!Colchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm details at St Botolph'smap

Saturday 23 January
  Revolutionary Drawing Room, string quartet, Ipswich Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm details at Ipswich School, map

Saturday 13 February
  ConTempo String QuartetIpswich Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm details at Ipswich School, map

Saturday 13 March
  Rutter: Gloria - plus other musicBury Bach Choir, 7.30pm details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map
  French MusicColchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm details at St Botolph'smap

Bury St Edmunds Festival

Thursday 14 May
  Bury Festival 2020 Thursday 14 to 24 May, Selection of eventsl isted; click details for full programme details at Various venues
  Aurora Orchestra-Beethoven: Eroica by Heart, 7.30pm details at The Apexmap

Sunday 17 May
  Madrigals at Hengrave Hall, 7pm details at Hengrave Hall, Bury
  Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, folk. Bury Folk Collective, 7.30pm details at United Reform Church, Bury St Edmunds,, map

Monday 18 May
  The Sixteen, 7.30pm details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap

Tuesday 19 May
  Bones Apart, trombone quartet, 1pm details at The Apexmap

Wednesday 20 May
  Anglia Baroque, 1pm details at The Apexmap
  Ballet Central, 7.30pm details at Theatre Royalmap
  St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, with Jennifer Pike - Violin, 7.30pm details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap
  Giotto Quartet, 6.30pm details at Unitarian Meeting House, map

Thursday 21 May
  4 Girls 4 Harps, 1pm details at The Apexmap
  Oz & Armonico Drink to Music - Gin and Phonic, with Oz Clark -Purcell, Handel and Dowland,, 7.30pm details at Athenaeum, map
  Justin Adams & Mauro Durante, guitar and violin, 7.30pm details at The Apexmap

Friday 22 May
  Sarah Nicolls: inside-Out piano, 7.30pm details at Athenaeum, map
  Amadou & Mariam with Blind Boys of Alabama, Malian and gospel music, 8pm details at The Apexmap

Sunday 24 May
  West Suffolk Youth Jazz Ensemble, 12.30pm details at The Apexmap
  The Nelson Riddle Orchestra with Tony Christie, celebrating the life and music of Frank Sinatra, 7.30pm details at The Apexmap

Frinton Festival

Friday 22 May
  Frinton Festival Friday 22 to Monday 25 May 2020, Click details for full programme details at at various venues

Aldeburgh Festival

Friday 12 June
  Opening Concert, with Britten Sinfonia, 7.30pm details at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallerymap
  73rd Festival: Friday 12 – Sunday 28 June 2020, Some highlights listed, see website for full programme details at Snape Maltings, and other venues, map

Monday 15 June
  Four Quartets Doric Quartet, TS Eliot and Beethoven, 4pm, to 16 Jun details at Snape Maltingsmap

Wednesday 17 June
  Tenebrae, 7.30pm details at Ely Cathedral, map

Thursday 18 June
  Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra:, Wagner, Birtwistle, 7.30pm details at Snape Maltingsmap

Friday 19 June
  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra:, Britten Piano Concerto, 7.30pm details at Snape Maltingsmap
  Sophie Bevan , soprno and Ryan Wigglesworth, piano, Songs of Love, 4pm details at Snape Maltingsmap

Saturday 20 June
  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, 7pm details at Snape Maltingsmap
  Piatti Quartet and Friends, 2.30pm details at Snape Maltingsmap

Sunday 21 June
  Britten: War Requiem:, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, 7pm details at Snape Maltingsmap

Monday 22 June
  Doric Quartet & Friends, 7.30pm details at Snape Maltingsmap

Wednesday 24 June
  Joyce DiDonato: Songplay, Baroque arias and standards from the Great American Songbook, 7.30pm details at Snape Maltingsmap

Friday 26 June
  Knussen Chamber Orchestra, 7.30pm details at Snape Maltingsmap
  The Gesualdo Six, 9pm details at Blythburgh Church, map

Saturday 27 June
  Hagen Quartet:, Beethoven, 7.30pm details at Snape Maltingsmap

Sunday 28 June
  BBC Symphony Orchestra & Julia Bullock, soprano, 5pm details at Snape Maltingsmap

Suffolk Villages Festival

Sunday 14 June
  Musical Tea Party, 3.30pm details at Dedham Assembly Rooms, map

Friday 28 August
  2020 Festival Friday 28 to Monday 31 August 2020 details

Harwich Festival

Saturday 25 July
  Harwich Festival 2020 25th June – 5th July., 7.30pm details at at various venues

Opera/musical

Tuesday 31 March
  Chicago, Irving Stage Company, 7.30pm, to 4 Apr at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Friday 3 April
  CANCELLED: The Wizard of Oz -, pantomime version, Enchanted Entertainment, 6pm and matinee details at Regent Theatre Ipswichmap

Saturday 11 April
  CANCELLED: Puccini: ToscaMetropolitan Opera New York - live link, 5.55pm details at Firstsite Colchestermap

Tuesday 21 April
  CANCELLED: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci,Royal Opera House - live link, 7pm details at Firstsite Colchestermap, and on 26 April at 2 pm and at Odeon Colchester

Tuesday 28 April
  Mozart: Così fan tutteEnglish Touring Opera, 7.30pm details at Cambridge Arts Theatremap

Wednesday 29 April
  Mozart: Così fan tutteEnglish Touring Opera, 7.30pm details at Cambridge Arts Theatremap

Thursday 30 April
  Handel: Giulio CesareEnglish Touring Opera, 7.30pm details at Cambridge Arts Theatremap

Friday 1 May
  Mozart: Così fan tutteEnglish Touring Opera, 7.30pm details at Cambridge Arts Theatremap

Saturday 2 May
  Handel: Giulio CesareEnglish Touring Opera, 7.30pm details at Cambridge Arts Theatremap

Friday 8 May
  VE Day 75 Live From The Royal Albert HallOdeon Colchester, 7pm detailsmap

Saturday 9 May
  CANCELLED: Donizetti: Maria StuardaMetropolitan Opera New York - live link, 5.55pm details at Firstsite Colchestermap

Tuesday 12 May
  AnnieBury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society, 7.30pm, to 16 May details at Theatre Royal Burymap

Friday 15 May
  The Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein, selections from Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, The king and I, The Sound of Music., Platform Musicals, 7.45pm, to 16 May details at Headgate Theatre Colchestermap

Sunday 17 May
  Kemp's Jig - an Elizabethan RoadshowHeadgate Theatre Colchester -Blue Fire Theatre, 3pm detailsmap

Tuesday 16 June
  Sweeny ToddIpswich Operatic and Dramatic Society at various times, to 20 Jun details at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswichmap

Thursday 18 June
  Richard Strauss: Elektra,Royal Opera House - live link, 7.45pm details at Firstsite Colchestermap, and on 21 June at 2 pm and at Odeon Colchester

Wednesday 1 July
  Saturday Night Fever, amateur production, Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society, 7.45pm, to 4 Jul details at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswichmap

Sunday 13 September
  Wagner: TannhäuserSaffron Opera Group, 2.30pm details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Tuesday 27 October
  The MikadoIpswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society, 7.30pm, to 31 Oct details at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, map

Ballet/dance

Wednesday 25 March
  GiselleBallet Theatre UK, 7pm and matinee, to 26 Mar details at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 1 April
  CANCELLED: Swan LakeRoyal Ballet - live link, 7.15pm details at Firstsite Colchestermap, also on 5 April at 2 pm and at Odeon Colchester

Saturday 2 May
  Andrew Lloyd Webber: Cats, Co-op Juniors Theatre Co, to 24 May details at Snape Maltingsmap

Thursday 28 May
  The Dante Project,Royal Ballet - live link, 7.15pm details at Firstsite Colchestermap, and on 31 May at 2 pm and at Odeon Colchester

Theatre

Tuesday 17 March
  CANCELLED: Shakespeare: MacbethNew Wolsey Theatre Ipswich- Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch in partnership with the National Theatre., 7.30pm, to 21 Mar details at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswichmap

Thursday 19 March
  CANCELLED: Borders, by Henry Naylor, Mercury Theatre Cochester, 7.30pm and matinee, to 28 Mar details at The Old Library, West Stockwell Street Colchester CO1 1HF

Wednesday 25 March
  CANCELLED: Oliver Twist, A New Adaptation From Charles Dickens By Bryony Lavery, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich at various times, to 4 Apr details at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswichmap

Monday 30 March
  Postponed: Shakespeare: Macbeth, Gallery Players and matinee, to 4 Apr details at Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 1 April
  CANCELLED: The Diary of Anne Frank,, dramatised by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.45pm, to 4 Apr detailsmap

Saturday 4 April
  CANCELLED Waiting For Bacon, A Play about Francis Bacon, by writer Danae Brook, The Minories Galleries, 7.30pm details at The Minories art gallery, Colchester, map

Tuesday 7 April
  CANCELLED: Strictly Sherlock, by Jonathan Goodwin (based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle), Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.30pm detailsmap

Thursday 9 April
  Oliver Twist -, Theatre Royal Bury Young Company, 7pm, to 11 Apr details at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Saturday 11 April
  CANCELLED: Voices In Her Head, Trish Dunn, the American comic/ventriloquist, Headgate Theatre Colchester, 8pm detailsmap

Monday 13 April
  Agatha Christie: A Murder Is Announced, Adapted For The Stage By Leslie Darbon, Middle Ground Theatre Co at various times, to 18 Apr at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswichmap

Tuesday 14 April
  CANCELLED: Lady Chatterley’s Lover,, after D H Lawrence's novel -Titled Wig Productions, Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, to 18 Apr details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Thursday 16 April
  Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None,, with the original novel's 1939 ending, adapted as a new version of the play in 2015, Quay Productions, 7.30pm, to 18 Apr details at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, map

Monday 20 April
  CANCELLED up to 18 April: Red Skies,, a fictional meeting between Arthur Ransome and George Orwell, Eastern Angles Theatre Company, 7.45pm, to 25 Apr details at Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, map

Tuesday 21 April
  Private Peaceful, by Michael Morpurgo, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich at various times, to 25 Apr details at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswichmap
  The Glee Club,Theatre Royal Bury- Out of Joint, 7.30pm, to 25 May details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 22 April
  CANCELLED (50 Glorious Years,)Dedham Players, 7.30pm, to 25 Apr details at Dedham Assembly Rooms, map

Tuesday 28 April
  Alan Ayckbourn: Absurd Person Singular -, London Classic Theatre, 7.30pm, to 2 May details at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 29 April
  CANCELLED: Jumpy, by April de Angelis, Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.45pm, to 2 May detailsmap
  CANCELLED: Shakespeare: King JohnRoyal Shakespeare Company - live link, 7pm details at Firstsite Colchestermap

Thursday 30 April
  POSTPONED: Oedipus Electronica, Created and performed by Pecho Mama and Essex University students, Lakeside Theatre Colchester detailsmap

Tuesday 19 May
  POSTPONED: NineLakeside Theatre Colchester, 7.45pm, to 20 May detailsmap

Thursday 21 May
  Ink on Tour!, short plays, Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.30pm detailsmap
  POSTPONED: The Welkin -, a new play by Lucy Kirkwood set in Suffolk in 1759, National Theatre - live link, 7pm details at Lakeside Theatre Colchestermap and at Odeon Colchester and at Firstsite Colchester

Tuesday 26 May
  Double Bill: The Easy Fix/ Moments In Ottery Care HomeLakeside Theatre Colchester, 7.45pm, to 27 May detailsmap

Saturday 30 May
  Can We Have Your Liver Then? A Terry Jones TributeHeadgate Theatre Colchester-The Crunchy Frog Players, 7pm detailsmap

Wednesday 10 June
  Shakespeare: The Winter’s TaleRoyal Shakespeare Company - live link, 7pm details at Firstsite Colchestermap

Thursday 11 June
  Shakespeare: The Comedy Of Errors -Theatre Royal Bury- Oddsocks Productions, 7.30pm, to 13 Jun details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 17 June
  Tom Jones,, based on Henry Fielding's novel, Bury Theatre Workshop, 7.30pm, to 20 Jun details at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Tuesday 30 June
  Agatha Christie: Murder On The Nile -Theatre Royal BuryIrving Stage Company, 7.30pm, to 4 Jul details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Friday 3 July
  Pan's ReturnHeadgate Theatre Colchester- Dynamite Drama, 7.30pm detailsmap
  The Mystery Of Syleham ManorIpswich Operatic and Dramatic Societyproduced by Unscene Suffolk, 7pm and matinee, to 4 Jul details at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswichmap

Monday 6 July
  Shakespeare: The Taming Of The Shrew (abridged)Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society, 7.30pm, to 8 Jul details at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, - RSC Associate Schools Playmaking Festival, map

Sunday 12 July
  Shakespeare: MacbethStanley Hall, 12.30pm details, Halstead, map

Wednesday 15 July
  Shakespeare: The Comedy of ErrorsRoyal Shakespeare Company - live link, 7pm details at Firstsite Colchestermap

Tuesday 21 July
  Shakespeare: Twelfth NightBury Theatre Workshop, to 25 Jul details at Bury St Edmunds Abbey, in the Gardens, map

Thursday 23 July
  Jack Absolute Flies AgainNational Theatre - live link, 7pm details at Odeon Colchestermap and at Lakeside Theatre Colchester

Monday 7 September
  Agarha Christie: The Mousetrap, Adam Spiegel Productions, to 12 Sep details at Regent Theatre Ipswichmap

Thursday 10 September
  Ibsen: A Doll's HouseBury Theatre Workshop, to 12 Sep details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 23 September
  Shakespeare: PericlesRoyal Shakespeare Company - live link, 7pm details at Firstsite Colchestermap

Friday 9 October
  Edith In The Dark, -about the children's authot Edith Nesbit, Bury Theatre Workshop, to 10 Oct details at Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds, map

Thursday 12 November
  The Curious Savage, - a comedy, Bury Theatre Workshop, to 14 Nov details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Film

Wednesday 15 April
  Knives Out,, tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie, Dedham Films, 7.30pm details at Assembly Rooms, map

Christmas music

Saturday 28 November
  Christmas concertStour Choral Society details

Tuesday 8 December
  Christmas ConcertBury St Edmunds Friendly Orchestra details at All Saints Churchmap

Saturday 12 December
  Christmas ConcertWest Bergholt Concert Band, 7.30pm details at St Botolph's, Colchester, map

Wednesday 16 December
  Community Carol ConcertPhoenix Singers, 7pm details at Framlingham Church, map

Saturday 19 December
  Christmas MusicBury Bach Choir, 7.30pm details at Lavenham Church, map

Christmas shows

Thursday 26 November
  Jack & The BeanstalkIpswich Operatic and Dramatic Society at various times, to 30 Jan details at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswichmap

Friday 27 November
  CinderellaTheatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, to 17 Jan details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Arts

Tuesday 7 April
  CANCELLED: Easter in Art:, Exhibition on Screen, Firstsite Colchester, 7.30pm detailsmap

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