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Remembrance Day 2018

Members of Ipswich Choral Society took part in the Remembrance Sunday service at the Ipswich Cenotaph, 11 November 2018. Despite rain earlier in the day, there was glorious sunshine for the service in Christchurch Park. Ipswich Choral Society were proud to be involved, providing the musical accompaniment for the laying of the wreaths. For the […]

Bernstein Centenary Celebration

Following on from their First World War Centenary concerts earlier in the year, Ipswich Choral Society mark another centenary, the birth of Leonard Bernstein. The Bernstein Centenary Celebration will be held on 20 October at St Mary-le-Tower church. Leonard Bernstein (25 August 1918 – 14 October 1990) was a world renowned musician, conductor and composer. […]

Supporting Ipswich Diabetes UK

Ipswich Choral Society is keen to support local charities, both financially with fund-raising events and by raising awareness amongst ICS members and concert audiences. Our chosen charity for 2018 is the Ipswich and District Support Group, Diabetes UK and we will be helping raise awareness at our Bernstein Centenary concert on 20 October. The Diabetes […]

Ipswich Remembers – 17 March 2018

In collaboration with creative groups from Ipswich and across the region, Ipswich Choral Society will remember the town’s part in the Great War of 1914-18 with a very special event. To mark the centenary of the end of that conflict, music, dance, poetry and animation combine to create an immersive, thought-provoking and moving performance.  We […]

Calling all dance enthusiasts!

Ipswich Choral Society will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, in collaboration with creative groups from Ipswich, combining music, dance, poetry and animation to create an immersive, thought-provoking and moving performance on Saturday 17 March 2018 in the iconic Ipswich Town Hall. We will learn about the personal stories of […]

“Ipswich Remembers” Taster Dance Workshop

“Ipswich Remembers” is an exciting new collaborative project between Ipswich Choral Society and independent Dance Artist Mary Davies, supported by DanceEast. It will bring together a local cast of 200 dancers, singers, musicians and digital artists for two monumental performances within Ipswich’s iconic Town Hall to commemorate the First World War and celebrate Ipswich’s history; […]

Britten’s Ceremony of Carols

Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’ accompanied by harp is the finale for Ipswich Choral Society’s first concert of their 2017-18 season. Held at Ipswich School on 2 December, the concert features a delightful programme of music for a winter evening. Sergei Rachmaninov’s beautiful setting of ‘Ave Maria’ from The Vespers, an arrangement of the traditional Welsh […]

Hallelujah! Come and sing Handel’s Messiah

Ever wanted to sing the Hallelujah Chorus with a professional Baroque ensemble and outstanding soloists? Of course you have! Join Ipswich Choral Society and their Music Director Robin Walker to rehearse and perform Handel’s great oratorio “Messiah” – all in one day! Accompanied by professional period instrument ensemble Vivace! and wonderful young soloists from the […]

Strawberries and Song

Following their magnificent performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Snape, Ipswich Choral Society finishes the current season with a relaxed Sunday afternoon concert. “Strawberries and Song” will be held on 18 June at The Royal Hospital School in Holbook. Conducted by ICS Music Director, Robin Walker, the concert features two pieces by ICS Vice President, renowned […]

Belgian première with “Music for a Summer’s Evening”

Ipswich Choral Society will celebrate their first visit to Belgium with the Belgian première of a work written for them by their Vice President Stevie Wishart. Commissioned by the Society in 2014 to mark their 190th anniversary and premièred at the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall, “Summer” from Cantata for the Seasons by renowned […]