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Dorian Singers - Curtain Up!

Concert Saturday 25 June, celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Dorian Singers.
A Night at the Musicals
Place: Kirton Church Hall
Time: 7:30pm
See poster for details (click Read More)

Quattro Amici concert Saturday 21 May

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Saturday 16th August – Art Workshop Day at St. Ethelbert’s Church, Falkenham

Saturday 16th August is an Art Workshop Day at St. Ethelbert’s Church, Falkenham. A short talk on the history of St. Ethelbert’s Church and Falkenham followed by a day painting and drawing. Music will be played inside the Church to reflect the workshop, but this is a day about Art not Music which I thought people form Kirton and Falkenham might like to take part in. Read More...

Concert in Falkenham Wednesday 11 June

A celebration in words and music with
Tickets £4 to include coffee and biscuits.
All profits to the Church Fabric Funds
Tickets from Loraine on 01394 448490 and Pauline on 01394 448019 Read More...

Songs from the Shows at Kirton

Songs from the Shows – in a cabaret setting
Saturday 26 April 2014 7:30pm
Kirton Church Hall
Tickets £10 from Stephen Harvey 01394 448780 Elizabeth Highton 01394 448399

Interval tea, coffee & soft drinks but BYO alcohol
Emily Bennet and Paul Stone – soloists
with Molly Scurrell and Tom Mayhew
and the Felixstowe Youth Choir
Martin Waddington – keyboards
Hattie Bennett – Cello

Music in Felixstowe

We are delighted to introduce 2 luminaries of the artistic world, violinist Kenneth Sillito, and actor Brian Ralph to perform in Haydn's profound work - "The Seven Last Words From the Cross" this Sunday - April 13th at St John's Church Felixstowe at 3.00pm. Entry is £12, children free and you can pay on the door. There will be tea and sherry afterwards.
 It is a pleasure to be working with Kenneth again, who recently became our Patron, and Brian with whom I performed in countless musicals at the Wolsey Theatre. The other members of the string quartet are Joanne Green, violin, Graeme Scott viola and Harriet Bennett cello.
In case you didn’t manage to download the brochure here are some of  our forthcoming dates:
April 25th Songs From the shows - Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club [also at Kirton on Saturday 26 April!]
May 7th Lunchtime concert Alice Clark, recorder - St Andrew’s Church
May  18th popular flute music played by Anna Noakes with the Ward Quartet - St Peter and St Paul’s Church
All the best, Hattie
Details of these and the rest of the season are on the website Read More...

Music for an Autumn Evening 28 September

Friends of Kirton Church present
Saturday 28 September
7:30pm Kirton Church

Illuminati, an a capella group of some 20 singers under the direction of Andrew Gosden, will be performing in Kirton Church.
The programme will be a wide range of choral music from Elizabethan times, music of Thomas Morley John Dowland and others of the period who wrote magnificent madrigals which are still being sung today, and have come down through the centuries. Different periods have embraced them and given them voice along with many other genres of music but all through these, folk songs have been a link and are with us today in many different forms. Gerald Finzi, Michael Tippett in the 20th century, and even singers given to more modern modes have produced music which hopefully will survive as of old.

The evening in Kirton Church will be an exciting and uplifting one that will appeal right across the board to many people.

There will be no tickets but a retiring collection at the end of the evening. Refreshments will be served in the interval.

Come along to Kirton on the 28th of September for an evening of joyful and melodic sounds.

Woodbridge School Swing band – 16 March 2013

Concert in Kirton Church Hall
7.30 PM Saturday 16th March 2013

In aid of the Friends of Kirton Church

The ever popular Woodbridge School Swing Band will present a concert in the Church Hall at 7.30 pm on Saturday March 16th 2013. The concert will be in two halves with an interval for light refreshments. Admission is free with a retiring collection for the Friends of Kirton Church and the Swing Band music fund.

The Swing Band last played in Kirton in 2009. The hall was packed to bursting and a wonderful concert was enjoyed by over a hundred people. The Head of Music tells me that this year the band is again producing an excellent sound and we are confident that this year’s concert will be every bit as good as the last one. We look forward to seeing you there.

Enquires to:
STEPHEN HARVEY 01394 448780
Or any member of the ‘Friends’ committee

Music in Felixstowe lunchtime concert this Wednesday

it's nearly summer and we're bravely starting the lunchtime series at 1.00pm this Wednesday at St Andrews Church.(hopefully it will be warm)
Michael Nicholas and John Cooper, present and past organists of St Mary le Tower are presenting a delectation of duets
for combinations of keyboard instruments including the mighty Wurlitzer that is the St Andrew's organ!
Admission is £5 and we provide drinks to go with your packed lunches.

Hot off the press, I can announce that the May lunchtime concert will be on Wednesday May 23rd at 1.00pm,and feature Emily Bennett singer/ violin with Spencer Horton the amazing guitarist. They'll be singing a host of songs - rock, ballads, jazz and folk, for which they are quickly becoming sought after in the area.
You can tell your friends that you heard them here first!

Hope to see you soon,


The Band of the Honourable Artillery Company

The Band of the Honourable Artillery Company
celebrating their 250th anniversary present a concert at
The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe
26th May 2012
Tickets £15 (concessions £9) available from the Spa box office 01394 282126
We welcome your support
All proceeds are to the Royal British Legion

Music in Felixstowe - February Newsletter

We’re into February having had 2 memorable concerts in January. The first with the Classic Strings was judged to be the best yet by some.
The two performances of Mozart by candlelight were wonderful, and the visiting musicians both remarked how challenging and rewarding it was to have so many in the audience and in such close proximity!

I was in a dilemma as to whether to continue having lost £3,000 last year on the concerts. Please support the concerts when you can – we need you!
The next concert is on February 12th at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Old Felixstowe, and features the Ward Quartet. Read More...

Music in Felixstowe

We have two lovely concerts coming up:
Firstly the Classic Strings led by my brother, Nick Ward, are playing at St John’s Church on January 8th at 3.00pm. There will be wine, coffee, etc at this concert and pre-booked tickets at £10 are available from Magpie Books or from me (01394 670633) Tickets on the door are £12, children free. The programme includes the Tchaikovsky Serenade, Mozart Divertimento K 136 and the Dag Wiren Serenade, in which you will recognise the theme from “Dr Finlay’s Casebook”. Read More...

Music in Felixstowe - November

We’re offering some lovely and intriguing concerts through the next few months starting with the Elgar recital on November 13th, Remembrance Sunday, at 3.00pm in St Andrew’s Church.
The next Wednesday lunchtime concert is on October 26
th at 1.00 in St Andrew’s Church.

Dorian Singers – A Summer Cocktail


2nd July 7.30 p.m Kirton Church Hall


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We are busy rehearsing for an exciting concert this Sunday, June 5th – 3.00pm at St Andrew’s Church.
It is a great pleasure to be working with Anna Noakes, whose flute playing includes concertos with the London orchestras, film work and her own tango band! We have a change of pianist and welcome back John Stafford who is known to most of you as a brilliant musician.

Our programme includes a delightful trio by Weber, music by French composers, Faure, Poulenc and Gaubert, and a brilliant trio by Martinu, whose upbringing in a bell tower is resonant throughout the work.

More news follows

Music in Felixstowe

We have several concerts coming up including a mini tour of the memorable 1940’s wartime show which we put on last summer. Several people have said they would like to see it again, so I am including the details. We will be performing it at Peasenhall Village Hall on Saturday 30th April at 7.30 - booking through Tricia Maguire on 01728 660022. The other performance is at St Mary’s Church Harkstead (on the Holbrook peninsular) booking through Jane Goyder on 01473 328314.
The next concert in our series is on May 8th at 3.00pm when Mark Messenger, head of strings at the Royal College of Music, will be the leader in a programme which includes the Schubert Cello Quintet and Haydn’s “Lark Quartet”.
This concert will be at St Peter and St Paul’s church (Old Felixstowe).
4 May: STOP PRESS! Mark Messenger is unable to play in the Schubert quintet on Sunday, but I'm delighted to say that Roland Roberts is stepping into his shoes and it will, no doubt, be brilliant.
The next Wednesday lunchtime concert will be on May 18th at 1.00pm at St Andrew’s Church. John Stafford and Christine Whiffen will present a piano duet recital which will include the famous Schubert Fantasy and Fauré’s Dolly Suite.
I am delighted to report that I have recently received the Mayor’s award for services to Felixstowe. As I said recently at the Brahms Requiem, it is due to the support of all the musicians and audiences that the series has been so successful, so “thank you” to everyone.
Hope you’re enjoying this wonderful Spring

Hattie

Music in Felixstowe

After a really busy weekend, when we helped to raise nearly £4,000 for St Elizabeth's Hospice and gave another very well-received quartet concert at Waldringfield, I'm writing to remind you about our forthcoming string orchestra concert.

The Classic Strings Orchestra – on March 13th at St John's Church, Orwell Road at 3.00pm.

The programme includes Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, Mendelsson String Symphony no. 12, Elgar Serenade and Haydn Organ Concerto played by Philip Simms.

Hattie

Music in Felixstowe February Newsletter

We are just about to send out our Spring brochure. If you would like a copy and don’t normally receive them by post perhaps you could email your address to . There’s a copy of the brochure available here.
The next concert is the Ward Quartet on February 6
th. Caroline Ball, who was originally booked for this concert, is ill, and Peter Pople of the Alberni Quartet has agreed to step in at the last moment. 
We will have great pleasure in playing for the Charity Gala on February 26
th, in aid of St Elizabeth’s Hospice.
Clorinda Smith will be playing the piano for a part of the concert and reciting some of Edith Sitwell’s words from “Façade”.

Hattie Bennett


African Drum Classes

Celebrate life with the vibrant energy of African drumming
Learn to enjoy and develop your natural sense of rhythm

Venue:  Village Hall
When?  Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30 (not 2nd Thursday of each month)
Contact:  Mark 077 66 88 31 71 or 01394 44 88 79
First session is free or just come and watch some time.

Mark Trewartha
Barefoot Beats

African drumming 7 & 21 October VH

Village Hall 7:30 – 9:30pm
£5 / £3
Celebrate life with the vibrant energies of African drumming
Learn to enjoy and develop your sense of rhythm.
Connect with new people.
Contact Mark on 01394 44 88 79 or 077 66 88 31 71
Bring a drum if you have one or ring first if you need one.

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Wine Pudding and Song

Friday 3 Sept : Wine Pudding and SongSt Martins Church, Trimley 7.30pm Friday 3rd September
Adhoctet, a group of local singers, will perform a range of songs from traditional to modern styles.
Tickets £7.50
Available from Sue
On 01394 211004
Includes a glass of wine**
and pudding In aid of Church funds and the Boost Bus. ** Soft drinks will also be available

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An Evening of 1940's Music – Friday 20 August

Music in Felixstowe presents
An Evening of 1940's Music – Friday 20 August
7.30 p.m. Kirton Church Hall

Emily Bennett and André Softeland – singers
Martin Waddington – keyboard
Harriet Bennett – cello

Tickets £10 from
Elizabeth Highton 01394 448399 and Stephen & Susan Harvey 01394 448780

Includes light refreshments, tea & coffee – BYO bottle & glasses
Profits to help maintain our lovely Domesday Church

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Music in Felixstowe July newsletter

We start the month with a new initiative – a series of lunchtime concerts given by talented young Suffolk musicians.
The youngest is harpist, Imogen Ridge aged 13 and the oldest are the 17 and 18 year olds, busy in the middle of their A levels.
The series starts with a lively performance by children from Kingsfleet Primary School here at Old Felixstowe. I regularly help with their singing practice and it’s a real pleasure to have them along to launch the series.

All the concerts are on Wednesday lunchtimes at St Andrew’s Church at 1.00pm and you are welcome to bring your lunch along – we’ll supply the drinks. There is no charge to come in but we will be having a retiring collection. The full list of concerts follows, plus the last three concerts in our Summer season. Please book on 01394 670633 for the concerts at Felixstowe Ferry – the Sailing Club and St Nicholas church – as both have a limited capacity. Read More...

Music in Felixstowe

Hello – I hope none of you got marooned abroad in the recent ash debacle. I had a 36 hour journey across Europe this week (9 trains and various buses, etc) My main worry was to get back in time for rehearsals with John Stafford, the pianist in our cello and piano recital next Sunday.
The programme opens with a lovely set of variations by Beethoven on a theme by Mozart. We then play the sonata by Benjamin Britten – a fantastic work where he experiments with the instruments to create some amazing effects. I last played this work about 15 years ago and the audience were knocked out by it.
To finish the programme we are playing the well-known F major sonata by Brahms – a work of great scope and dimension.
It being the Bank Holiday weekend I hope some of you will think that coming over to Felixstowe to hear such wonderful music is a good idea.
Sunday May 2nd at 3.00pm   St Andrew’s Church Felixstowe
Admission  £10 adults, children free
All the Best - Hattie

Music in Felixstowe & Haiti Concert

Just reminding you that we have a lovely concert at St Andrew's Church Sunday 7 Feb at 3.00pm. Mark Messenger, Head of Strings at the Royal College of Music will be leading us in Brahms' G major sextet and Mozart's C major Quintet. Both are glorious!
If you feel like warming up your vocal chords to help the poor people in Haiti and also to help you prepare for our Faure Requiem in March.
Cheers Hattie

Messiah for Haiti
Come and Sing Handel's Messiah at Hadleigh Church, Sat 27 February.

All proceeds to DEC Haiti Earthquake. Essential rehearsal 2.30-5.30. Public concert at 7pm.
Bring own score if possible. Dress code: DJ/Long black if possible.
Min. donation £10 for singers and audience alike. Details at
Tel: 01449 743990 for singer registration and box office

Music in Felixstowe

Concerts in Felixstowe
February 7, March 7, 28, April 11, June 6, 27, July 24, August 19
Location: St Andrew’s Church at 3.00pm unless otherwise stated.
Details follow...

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