About Us

The Ipswich Choral Society is a friendly choir of some 80 members. It was formed in 1824 and is the second oldest choral society in England. The Society has attracted a membership with a wide range of musical experiences and has entertained the public with performances across a wide musical repertoire.

We rehearse on Tuesday nights at Northgate Arts Centre Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, IP4 3DF and we usually present three main concerts each year, performing in local churches, the Ipswich Corn Exchange, Ipswich School and, occasionally, Snape Maltings.

We use our Christmas Concert, and sometimes others during the year, to raise money for a variety of charities. In addition we perform at Ipswich Music Day each year, and occasionally accept invitations for additional concerts in aid of local charities.

Ipswich Choral Society is pleased to have as its President the international conductor Cem Mansur, who has conducted the choir four times in the UK, most recently at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and twice in Turkey when members of the choir were invited to perform at the Istanbul International Music Festival and the Izmir Festival.

Ipswich Choral Society is a member of Ipswich Arts Association and Making Music, the national federation of music societies.

On a more regular basis, the Society's rehearsals are usually followed by a visit to The Dove Street Inn, Dove Street, Ipswich, or The Woolpack, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich to continue the active social scene of the choir!

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Events

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Come and Sing Handel's Messiah
Suffolk One
Scrivener Drive
Ipswich
IP8 3SU

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 7.30pm

Britten's Ceremony of Carols
The Great School
Ipswich School
Ivry Street
Ipswich IP1 3QW

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Goodall's Eternal Light: A Requiem
Corn Exchange
Ipswich IP1 1DH

Tickets direct from:
ICS Members
Or
ICS Ticket Line
01473 625 208
0759 705 2572
Or
Music World,
Queen Street,
Ipswich IP1 1SS