Welcome to the Ipswich School Festival of Music 2016
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The seventh annual Ipswich School Festival of Music takes place this autumn, from Thursday 6 October to Tuesday 11 October 2016. Sponsored once again by Seven Telematics, the Festival showcases top professional acts from across musical genres, in the intimate Great School concert hall.
The Festival opens on Thursday 6 October with jazz pianist and singer Joe Stilgoe topping the bill. The line-up also includes award-winning a cappella vocal group The Swingles on Friday 7 October and the popular Big Band evening, this year featuring the Ipswich Musicians’ Union Big Band alongside the Ipswich School Big Band, will bring a jazz club vibe to the concert hall on Monday 10 October. Ticket prices for this event include canapes, and audience members will be able to buy drinks to take to their tables.
Once again this year the Festival will link up with the Ipswich Chamber Music Society on Saturday 8 October with a performance by the Solem Quartet. The Royal College of Music Strings, whose virtuoso playing was much admired at last year’s Festival, will bring the week to a classical close on Tuesday 11 October.
Anyone planning to attend the Family Concert on the afternoon of Sunday 9 October is invited to bring a teddy bear with them to join in the fun, as the concert will include a performance of Paddington Bear’s First Concert, along with popular film and tv themes.
The Ipswich School Festival of Music also has a unique education programme, sponsored by Christchurch Veterinary Surgery, which brings the excitement of live music to young people from schools in Ipswich and beyond.
Tickets are available to buy from Ipswich Regent Box Office now.
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2016 Festival line-up details
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