John Paul Ekins

John Paul Ekins has performed as soloist at a number of prestigious venues in the UK and abroad, including London's Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Fairfield Hall and Steinway Hall, Belfast's Ulster Hall, Bergen's Troldhaugen, Birmingham's Symphony Hall, Bucharest's Athenaeum, Krakow's Florianka Hall, Prague's Martinu Hall, and Zurich's Tonhalle. His concerto highlight thus far has been his 2013 debut at The Royal Albert Hall, where he performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue alongside Southbank Sinfonia.

John Paul Ekins has performed with Ipswich Choral Society at our Spring 2011 concert "America!" and then again for our Autumn 2011 performance of Brahms Requiem. Ipswich Choral Society look forward to performing with John Paul again in May 2015.

For further information about John Paul Ekins, visit his website

Mark Oldfield

Mark's versatile lyric baritone has secured him an international career since his debut with Scottish Opera and has included appearances with The Royal Opera Covent Garden, La Monnaie Brussels, Opera Northern Ireland, New Israeli Opera, and Antwerp Opera in a repertoire ranging from Mozart, Rossini and Puccini, to Benjamin Britten. Mark has sung in Opera Galas throughout India, USA, Europe and The Middle and Far East, and worked with leading directors and conductors that include Simon Callow and Sir Charles Mackerras.

Mark Oldfield has worked with Stephen Rumsey and Ipswich Choral Society for "Opera on the Cornhill" as part of the Ip-Art festival. Mark has also held singing workshops with Ipswich Choral Society.

For further information about Mark Oldifled, visit his website

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Sunday 18 June 2017, 3pm
Strawberies and Song

Burns Recital Hall
The Royal Hospital School
Ipswich IP9 2RX

Strawberies and Cream 3pm, Concert 5pm
Tickets £12 (includes strawberies and cream)
Available from ICS Members or
ICS Ticket Line 01473 625208 or 07597 052572

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 7.30pm
Winter Concert

Ipswich School
Ipswich IP1 3SG

17/18 March 2018
Eternal Light:
A Requiem

In collaboration with DanceEast

Venue: TBC

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