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

Saturday 29 April 2017, 7.30pm
Mendelssohn's Elijah
With special guests Halifax Choral Society

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape
Suffolk
IP17 1SP
Tickets £16, £18, £20 (Students £8)
Available from Aldeburgh Music Box Office
01728 687110 or Aldeburgh Music

Sunday 18 June 2017, 3pm
Summer Concert

Burns Recital Hall
The Royal Hospital School
Holbrook
Ipswich IP9 2RX

Strawberry tea 3pm, Concert 5pm
Tickets £12 (includes strawberry tea)
Available from ICS Members or
ICS Ticket Line 01473 625208 or 07597 052572

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 7.30pm
Winter Concert

Ipswich Corn Exchange
Ipswich IP1 1DH

17/18 March 2018
Eternal Light:
A Requiem

In collaboration with DanceEast

Venue: TBC

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