Gippeswyk Singers
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.

Felixstowe Musical Theatre
Local amateur theatre group Felixstowe Musical Theatre are returning to the Spa Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe for the first time since the venue came under private management in 2015.
On 9th May 2020 they will present ‘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 are needed 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:

Suffolk Concert Band
The 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

Stowmarket Chorale
Have arranged a Singing Day in Woolpit village hall on 8th February when members and other singers will sing Verdi’s Requiem. It promises to be an amazing experience and will begin to prepare the choir for their appearance at The Apex in 2021!

Choirs are gaining in popularity, due to the knowledge that singing is said to be hugely beneficial for many reasons, including the feel-good factor of taking part and creating something beautiful with a group of like-minded people.
This choir will enjoy learning Faure’s Requiem in the Spring Term, which they will perform in Stowmarket on 21st March 2020. Future concerts include Will Todd’s Mass in Blue and Handel’s Messiah.
The choir has a website:, and a Facebook page.

Contact:  or tel: 07901 758009 for further details.

The Orwell Singers
The orwell Singers have recruited a new musical director, Lindsay Blay ( also known as soprano Lindsay Gowers). Lindsay grew up in Suffolk, studied at London University and the Royal Academy of Music. Lindsay has worked as a singer for many years including with the BBC Singers.
If you would like to join the choir, please contact:


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  hosted the “Classical Stages” at this years event, which was enjoyed by many visitors to the four venues: Bethesda Baptist Church, St Margaret’s Church, The Masonic Hall and The Wolsey Gallery at Christchurch Mansion.
We look forward to Ipswich Music Day 2020, details wiill be posted in the new year.




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.