The Ipswich Choral Society is a friendly choir of some 80 members, 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 varied musical repertoire.

We meet every Tuesday evening, rehearsals start at 7.30 pm in Northgate Arts Centre Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich IP4 3DF.

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Celebrating 200th Anniversary at Snape

Wow, what a day! Saturday was amazing, from the afternoon rehearsal through to the concert finale. Our 200th anniversary was well and truly celebrated in style! Singing again with our Yorkshire friends Halifax Choral Society was wonderful,…
Ipswich Choral Society - Elijah concert Apr2017

Momentous 200th anniversary occasion!

Celebrating its 200th anniversary, Ipswich Choral Society performs Haydn’s masterpiece ‘The Creation’ at Snape Maltings Concert Hall on 20th April, joined by the Britten Sinfonia and soprano Anna Dennis. Ipswich Choral Society also welcomes…
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200 years of ICS!

The Suffolk Chronicle dated 24th January 1824 announced that a Musical Society was to be formed and a concert to be held at the end of March 1824.  That Musical Society was Ipswich Choral Society and started out with around 20 singers. The…