The Limelight Ensemble - 2:30pm and 7.30pm
Paul Smith

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Committed to the Blues Brothers
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  Committed to the Blues Brothers Saturday 1st Feb 20… Read More

Ipswich Bach Choir - An Evening with Rossini
Paul Smith

Ipswich Bach Choir -  An evening with Rossini The Ipswich Bach Choi… Read More

Stowmarket Chorale - Singing Day - Verdi's Requiem
Paul Smith

  Stowmarket Chorale present A Singing Day featuring Verdi's Req… Read More

THE MALTSTER’S TALE: MASTERY OF WATER, WIND AND FIRE - Town Lectures & Concerts Series 2020
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GUSFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR - Town Lectures & Concerts Series 2020
Paul Smith

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Jazz by the Waterfront: Zoe Gilby Quartet
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  Jazz by the Waterfront: Zoe Gilby Quartet Friday 7t… Read More

Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids - New Wolsey Theatre
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  Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids Sunday February 16th at 2… Read More

Fibonacci Sequence - Ipswich Chamber Music Society 2019/2020 Season
Paul Smith

  Ipswich Chamber Music Society 2019/2020 Season Fibonacci Seq… Read More

Suffolk Singers - 'Cold Hands, Warm Hearts' - Concert in aid of "FIND"
Paul Smith

  Suffolk Singers Concert - Cold Hands,Warm Hearts ​A varied… Read More

Ipswich Arts Association

IAA representing 50+ Arts Organisations in Suffolk

An introduction and welcome from Professor Chris Green – Chair IAA
Ipswich Arts Association has 50+ member organisations, which means that hundreds of
individuals are associated with its activities. 
In 2020 the Association is continuing a number
of successful initiatives… click here to read full article


Town Lectures and Concerts 2020

2020 will be the twentyfirst series of the highly popular Town Lectures and Concerts.
The lectures present Ipswich, with its rich history and cultural background through the
eyes of Suffolk-based speakers and with concert performances from local musicians.

Concert 13th February

Led by: Sarah Ingram
Gusford is a large urban primary school serving the community of South West Ipswich.
The Gusford Choir, now in its fifth year, is open to all children across Key Stage 2.
They give regular concerts at school, have also performed for wider audiences at
Snape Maltings and alongside the Ipswich Symphony Orchestra in their family concert,
and for the children at a neighbouring Special School and OAPs at a lunch-club in
the town. The children have explored a range of songs, singing in unison, parts,
rounds and different languages. They look forward to sharing these with you.

Full details of the 2020 series are available here:  Town Lectures & Concerts


IAA Newsletter 

Current edition: January – April 2020  Click for pdf version

IAA newsletter is published three times each year, working in conjunction with our website,
it highlights news and forthcoming events from Ipswich Arts Association and its members.
Further details here:  Newsletter homepage



‘Musicology putting the sparkle into Christmas Celebrations at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich.
With guest William on Jingle Bells. Please click an image for full size view.


Gippeswyk Singers are looking for a new conductor to replace Geoff Lavery when he
steps down as musical director in 2021 after a tenure of 10 years. Trials will take place
during the Autumn 2020 season. If you are interested in this position, applications can be
downloaded from our website. The closing date for applications is 31/03/20.
You might like to come along to one of our concerts and check us out!
5th January 2020 at 7:00pm – “Last Night of the Proms” with Martlesham Brass
or 28th March 2020 at 7:30pm – Spring Concert with special guests Silbury Hill

Suffolk Concert Band  has vacancies for French Horn, Bass (tuba, string bass or
electric bass) and percussion (pitched and auxiliary). If you are interested in any
of these positions please contact Angela Hope at

Further details of notices on our NEWS page


Ipswich Charter Hangings – Volunteers needed!

Could you spare a few hours to welcome visitors to St Peter’s by the Waterfront Church in Ipswich?   The Ipswich Arts Association need more volunteer stewards for Fridays from May
to the end of September, 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm.  In addition to welcoming people, volunteers
are asked to highlight the information available about the various displays within the church
including the Ipswich Charter Hangings.  If you are interested and able to help, even with just
one or two of the sessions over the summer, or want more information about what is involved,
please contact, Ann Cloke on 07715 132591, 01473 230559
or email:


Ipswich Music Day 2020 – Sunday 5th July
IAA Classical Stages

Details and application forms are now available to download (click image for link)

Ipswich Arts Association ‘Classical Stages’ 2020 will be held at three venues:
St. Margarets Church, Bethesda Baptist Church  and The Masonic Hall.


Ipswich Arts Association would like to thank Music World, Queen St. Ipswich,
for  kindly supplying a Yamaha digital piano for Ipswich Music Day.

Ipswich Arts Association:  Privacy Information Notice – click for pdf