Felixstowe Musical Theatre - 'Bless Em' All'
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The Birkbeck Singers & Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir present "Winter Wonderland"
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Phoenix Jazz – Jazz by the Waterfront
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Concert by the Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society
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All Aboard with Trianon
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Handel: Messiah - St Mary-le-Tower Church
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St Peter's by the Waterfront - Craft & Gift Fairs
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Candlelit Christmas Concert - Ipswich Chamber Choir
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Suffolk Singers - 'Cold Hands, Warm Hearts' - Concert in aid of "FIND"
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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 2019 the Association is continuing a number
of successful initiatives… click here to read full article

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Town Lectures and Concerts 2019


This year will be the twentieth 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 12 December


FELIXSTOWE HARMONIES  – Music Director: Chandra Grover
Felixstowe Harmonies is a female vocal harmony group that performs songs from the light
classical repertoire, traditional folk, swing, jazz and blues and popular songs. Under the
leadership of Music Director Chandra Grover, their aim is to inspire creativity, encourage
people to enjoy singing as part of a group and to make the best sound they can.
They will be sharing favourite songs from their Winter Wonderland programme, including Il Est Né,
Little Jack Frost, The Snow and many more seasonal delights, with piano, glockenspiel and violins.

Full details of the 2019 series here:  Town Lectures & Concerts

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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: charterhangings@ipswich-arts.org.uk

Ipswich Charter Hangings – Viking panel (section)

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IAA Newsletter 


Current edition: September – December 2019  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

Please note, the Dorian Singers Concert on 19th October takes place at St John’s Church,
Felixstowe, not at the venue published in the Newsletter. Apologies. Full details here

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 Noticeboard


Felixstowe Musical Theatre
are returning to the Spa Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe
on 9th May 2020 with ‘Bless ‘Em All – FMT’s Anniversary Celebration of the End of WWII in Europe’.
They are now looking for cast members; male and female actors, singers and dancers of all ages
for this show. A first meeting for those who would like to be involved is being held at the
Welcome Hall, Trimley St Mary on Monday 2nd December 2019 with auditions being held at the same venue on 16th January 2020. To find out more or register your interest visit their website: www.felixstowemusicaltheatre.co.uk


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 info@suffolkconcertband.org.uk

Further details of notices on our NEWS page

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Ipswich Music Day 2019 – Sunday 7th July

Thank you to all the performers, new and familiar, at this years event,
who once again made for an enjoyable and memorable day of music.

 Ipswich Arts Association ‘Classical Stages’ held at the following venues:
St. Margarets Church, Bethesda Baptist Church,
The Wolsey Gallery at Christchurch Mansion and The Masonic Hall.

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Ipswich Arts Association would like to thank Music World, Queen St. Ipswich,
for  kindly supplying a Yamaha digital piano for Ipswich Music Day.
www.music-world-ipswich.co.uk
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