The Orwell Singers
The choir is seeking a new Musical Director. If you would like more details of the Musical
Director post, please contact Web:

The choir will be giving a farewell concert on June 1st for Musical Director, Gloria Wilson,
who will be retiring after 22years with the choir. Details here.


Ipswich Charter Hangings / St Peters by the Waterfront
Access is through the main front gates and then round to the right
and enter the church via the side doorway. The Charter Hangings
and the historic Church are very popular with visitors.
St Peters is open as follows:
May – September:  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am – 4 pm
and Wednesday 10.30 am – 2pm
October – April:  Wednesday 10.30 am – 2 pm

For more information:  Ipswich Charter Hangings  and  St. Peters


Ipswich Music Day 2019
Once again IAA will host the “Classical Stages” at this years event.
Applications for performers for the IAA Classical Stages are now closed.
A list of performers and full programme details will be published in due course and can be viewed: Music Day 2019



Stowmarket Chorale
Stowmarket Mayor, Cllr Linda Baxter, has presented a grant of £500 from the Town Council to local choral society Stowmarket Chorale, towards the cost of its forthcoming concert of Brahms’ Requiem which will take place at 7.30pm on 30 March in Stowmarket.  CLICK HERE for full concert details
The choir has responded by toasting the Councillors at a recent fundraising event. Chairman Roger Pooler said, “We would like to thank the Town Councillors for subsidising this exciting concert. To bring high quality live classical music to Stowmarket, we have to hire top professional musicians – conductor, instrumentalists and solo singers. Our ticket prices need to be affordable by all, so they rarely come close to covering our costs. So we are truly grateful for this help with the cost of the venue hire and publicity for our Brahms concert. With our charismatic new Music Director, Tom Appleton, we have been working hard to learn this fabulous music to a really high standard – including perfecting our German – so it is going to be a great concert”.
In addition to the hugely popular Brahms Requiem, the programme will include Mendelssohn’s soaring piece, Hear My Prayer, with moving and interesting works by Purcell and Britten.








The photo shows Roger Pooler, Chairman of Stowmarket Chorale, receiving the cheque from
Cllr. Linda Baxter, while members of the choir raise a glass to the Town councillors.


IAA Subscription Rates
Following the 2017 AGM  it was approved that IAA would continue
with a two tier system for subscriptions. This is still in effect.
Current subscription rates are as follows;

Large Groups – 80 members or more:  £50 per year.
Small Groups – 79 members or less:    £25 per year.

For membership enquiries please see our How to join page.