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Music

Saturday 6 October 

       Ipswich Chamber Music Society Henschel String Quartet, 7.30pm at Ipswich School.   details, map 
       Lexden Choral Society Carter, Rutter, as part of choral evensong, 7.30pm at Lexden Church.   details, map 
       Suffolk Singers A Harvest of Song, 7.30pm at Framlingham Church.   details, map

Sunday 7 October 
       Kingfisher Ensemble , 2.45pm at Lion Walk Church, Colchester.   details, map 
       Music at Rushmere Christine Stevenson (piano), 3pm at St Andrews Church Rushmere, Ipswich.   details, map 
       Saffron Hall Heath Quartet: Beethoven, Tippett, 3pm, Saffron Walden.   details, map 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Henschel quartet - Beethoven - Debussy - Mendelssohn, 4pm at East Bergholt Church.   details, map 
       Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra A Celebration Of Mozart, 7.30pm at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map

Monday 8 October 
       Theatre Royal Bury Anna Noakes ( flute) & Gabriella Dall’olio (harp, 1.10pm.   details, map

Tuesday 9 October 
       Colchester Moot Hall Organ Ashley Grote ( Norwich Cathedral), 1pm at Moot Hall Colchester.   details, map 
       St Mary-le-Tower Church William Baldry (organ) Including music by Buxtehude, Brahms & J.S. Bach, 1.10pm, Ipswich.   details, map

Thursday 11 October 
       Ipswich School Music Festival Jennifer Pike, violin, 7.30pm.   details, map

Friday 12 October 
       Ipswich School Music Festival Alex Mendham and his Orchestra - music of the 1920s and 30s, 7.30pm. , map

Saturday 13 October 
       Halesworth Arts Festival  Halesworth Arts Festival 13 to 28 October, 7.30pm.   details, map 
       Ipswich School Music Festival Come And Sing With John Rutter, 10am.   details, map 
       Ipswich School Music Festival Jazz Night: Claire Martin & The David Newton Trio, 7.30pm.   details, map 
       Prometheus Orchestra Schubert, Beethoven, 7.30pm at St Mary's Woodbridge  details, map 
       Saffron Hall The Hallé R. Strauss, Sibelius, 7.30pm, Saffron Walden.   details, map 
       Trianon Ipswich Community Concert, 7.30pm at Unitarian Meeting House, Ipswich.   details, map 
       Wolsey Orchestra Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, 7.30pm at Ipswich Corn Exchange  details, map

Sunday 14 October 
       Music at Rushmere Musical Banquet (Baroque vocal & instrumental trio), 3pm at St Andrews Church Rushmere, Ipswich.   details, map 
       Prometheus Orchestra Beethoven and Schubert, 4pm at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh.   details 
       Saffron Hall The Hallé Family Concert, 11am, Saffron Walden.   details, map 
       Wrabness Church Castalian String Quartet -  Mozart, Fauré and Beethoven, 4pm.   details, map

Monday 15 October 
       Bury St Edmunds Concert Club Joseph Shiner, clarinet, 7.30pm at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map 
       Ipswich School Music Festival Gentlemen of St John’s College, 7.30pm.   details, map

Tuesday 16 October 
       Ipswich School Music Festival Sam Wilson And 4-mality, 7.30pm.   details, map 
       St Mary-le-Tower Church Andrew Leach (piano) - Debussy, Rachmaninov preludes, 1.10pm, Ipswich.   details, map

Wednesday 17 October 
       Music in Felixstowe The Amaryllis Quartet, 11.30am at Orwell Hotel.   details, map

Saturday 20 October 
       Colchester Symphony Orchestra French Music, 7.30pm at St Botolph's  details, map 
       Dorian singers Come and sing: Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn Registration 9.20 am, 10am at St Peter and Paul Church, Felixstowe.   details, map 
       Ipswich Choral Society Bernstein Centenary Celebration, 7.30pm at St Mary-le-Tower  details, map

Sunday 21 October 
       East Anglian Academy  Celebrity Organ Recital: Stephen Farr, 3pm at Framlingham Church.   details, map 
       Kingfisher Sinfonietta Grieg, Mozart, Schubert, 3pm at Framlingham College.   details, map 
       Music at Rushmere William Baldry (organ), 3pm at St Andrews Church Rushmere, Ipswich.   details, map 
       Music in Felixstowe Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time: with a selection of war poetry, 3pm at St John the Baptist Church.   details, map 
       Pimlott Foundation Music and Literature – Red Lion Bookshop’s 40th birthday, 4pm at Old House, Great Horkesley.   details, map 
       Saffron Hall Paul Lewis, Piano - Brahms, Beethoven, Haydn, 3pm, Saffron Walden.   details, map 
       Tallis Chamber Orchestra Society Schumann, Mozart, 3pm at St Peters Church Westleton.   details, map

Saturday 27 October 
       Essex Concert Band Poppy Prom at Witham Royal British Legion Memorial Hall Newland Street CM8 2AZ, 7.30pm.   details, map 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, 7.30pm.   details, map

Sunday 28 October 
       Kingfisher Ensemble Music for String Quartet, Flute & Oboe, 3pm at Waldringfield Village Hall.   details 
       Music at Rushmere Equinox Voices, 3pm at St Andrews Church Rushmere, Ipswich.   details, map 
       Theatre Royal Bury Reverie: the life and loves of Claude Debussy, 7.30pm.   details, map

Tuesday 30 October 
       Snape Maltings Dusapin: Passion Music Theatre Wales & National Dance Company Wales with London Sinfonietta & EXAUDI, 7.30pm, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Thursday 1 November 
       Colchester Moot Hall Organ Florian Pagitch ( Kossiach, Austria) http://moothallorgan.co.uk/calendar/, 1pm at Moot Hall Colchester.   details, map

Friday 2 November 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester 6 Hands Trio, guitar, 7.30pm.   details, map

Saturday 3 November 
       Ipswich Chamber Music Society Trio Asimsiz, 7.30pm at Ipswich School.   details, map 
       Pimlott Foundation Baroque Fest: Christina Kobb – Fortepiano, 7.30pm at Old House, Great Horkesley.   details, map 
       Stowmarket Chorale Handel: Messiah at St Peter & St Mary’s Church.   details, map

Sunday 4 November 
       Pimlott Foundation Singing for Health - workshop with Amy Mallett All day at Old House, Great Horkesley.   details, map 
       Suffolk Singers Choral Workshop at Woodbridge School.   details, map

Monday 5 November 
       Theatre Royal Bury The Rococo Ensemble - Flute, violoncello da spalla, harpischord and other Baroque instruments., 1.10pm.   details, map

Thursday 8 November 
       Kirbye Voices , 7.30pm at Westgate Chapel, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map

Saturday 10 November 
       Bury Bach Choir Vauhgan Williams Donna Nobis Pacem, Duruflé Requiem, 7.30pm at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map 
       Kirbye Voices , 11am at Fornham All Saints Church, Bury Saint Edmunds.   details, map 
       Lexden Choral Society Fauré: Requiem and other works, 7.30pm at St Botolph's, Colchester.   details, map 
       Quire Pack Up Your Troubles ~ a concert for peace ~ Peldon and the Wigboroughs Community Hall, CO5 7PT, 7.30pm.   details, map 
       Woodbridge Choral Society Britten: War Requiem with Kingfisher Ensemble. Gainsborough Ensemble, Woodbridge School Cantabile Choir, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Sunday 11 November 
       Aquarius Singers Remembrance Day concert, 6pm at All Saints Church, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map 
       Kingfisher Ensemble , 2.45pm at Lion Walk Church, Colchester.   details, map 
       Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra Commemoration the 100 years anniversary of the end of the first world war, 3pm at Saffron Hall  details, map 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Merlin Ensemble - Liszt - R. Strauss - Brahms, 4pm at Dedham Church.   details, map

Monday 12 November 
       Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Armistice Day Concert, 4pm at Ipswich Corn Exchange  details, map

Wednesday 14 November 
       Music in Felixstowe The Alchemy Ensemble, 11.30am at Orwell Hotel.   details, map

Saturday 17 November 
       Colchester Choral Society Alan Bullard: Images of Peace (première) and Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem and Benedicite, 7.30pm at St Botolph's  details, map 
       Ipswich Chamber Choir Greater Love Hath No Man Fauré: Requiem, 7pm at St Mary-le-Tower  details, map 
       Saffron Walden Choral Society Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, 7.30pm at Saffron Hall  details, map 
       Suffolk Sinfonia Smetana , Vaughan Williams, 7.30pm at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map 
       Trianon Rushmere St Andrew Community Concert, 7.30pm at St Andrews Church Rushmere, Ipswich.   details, map 
       West Bergholt Concert Band 40th Anniversary Concert at Coggeshall Church.   details, map

Sunday 18 November 
       Cambridge Renaissance Voices The Song of Songs in Renaissance Music, 7.30pm at Long Melford Church.   details, map 
       Kingfisher Sinfonietta Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Schubert, 6.30pm at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth.   details, map 
       Sudbury Choral Society Haydn: Nelson Mass and Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light, 7.30pm at St Peter's Church.   details, map

Monday 19 November 
       Bury St Edmunds Concert Club Chelys Consort of Viols, 7.30pm at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map

Wednesday 21 November 
       Saffron Hall Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies & Joseph Middleton, 7.30pm, Saffron Walden.   details, map

Friday 23 November 
       Ipswich Choral Society Faure's Requiem, 7.30pm.   details, map

Saturday 24 November 
       Aldeburgh Music Club Karl Jenkins The Armed Man - 'A Mass for Peace' with Prometheus Orchestra, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings  details, map 
       Essex Symphony Orchestra Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 7.30pm at Christ Church, Chelmsford.   details, map 
       Eye Bach Choir Rachmaninov: Vespers, 7.30pm at Eye Church.   details, map 
       Hadleigh Choral Society Hadleigh Haydn: The Creation at Hadleigh Church.   details, map 
       Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Beethoven: Piano Concero , with soloist Martin James Bartlett, 7.30pm at Ipswich Corn Exchange  details, map 
       Saffron Hall J.S Bach: Christmas Oratorio- Cambridge University Symphony Chorus, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, 7.30pm, Saffron Walden.   details, map 
       Witham Choral Society Rossini: Petite Messe solonelle at United Reform Church.   details, map

Sunday 25 November 
       Beccles Choral Society Bach: Christmas Oratorio  details 
       Saffron Hall Czech National Symphony Orchestra-  Bruch Violin Concerto, 3pm, Saffron Walden.   details, map

Saturday 1 December 
       Ipswich Bach Choir Bach: Christmas Oratorio at St John's Church.   details, map 
       Ipswich Bach Choir Bach: Christmas Oratorio and Vivaldi: Gloria, selections, 7.30pm at St John's Church.   details, map 
       Stour Choral Society Sasha Johnson Manning: The Manchester Carols, 2.30pm at Mistley Church.   details, map

Wednesday 5 December 
       Quire   Fete de Noel  Anglo French Society, Colchester, 7.30pm.   details

Saturday 8 December 
       Colchester Symphony Orchestra Haydn, Mozart, Handel, 7.30pm at St Botolph's  details, map 
       Dorian singers Handel: The Messiah, 7pm at St Andrew's Church,  Felixstowe.   details, map 
       University of Essex Choir Pergolesi, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Grieg with London Mozart Players, 7.30pm, Colchester.   details, map

Sunday 9 December 
       Clacton Choral Society Christmas Music Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, 6.30pm at St James's Church.   details, map 
       Colchester Choral Society Christmas celebration, 7.30pm at Moot Hall Colchester.   details, map 
       Pimlott Foundation Baroque Fest: Christmas by Candlelight with Dan Tidhar (harpsichord - J S Bach: Goldberg Variations, 6pm at Old House, Great Horkesley.   details, map 
       Suffolk Villages Festival J.S. Bach Christmas Cantatas Psalmody, Essex Baroque Orchestra,, 6pm at Nayland Church.   details, map

Tuesday 11 December 
       Colchester Moot Hall Organ Ian Ray, Hon. Borough Organist with Marenzio vocal quintet, 1pm at Moot Hall Colchester.   details, map

Saturday 15 December 
       Bury Bach Choir Christmas Celebration Christmas Celebration Christmas Celebration Christmas Celebration Christmas Celebration Christmas Celebration, 7.30pm at Lavenham Church.   details, map
       Phoenix Singers Britten: St Nicholas and Bach: Gelobt seist du, Jesu & Wachet auf, 7.30pm.   details 
       West Bergholt Concert Band  at St Botolph's, Colchester.   details, map

Sunday 16 December 
       Aquarius Singers Bury St Edmunds Christmas concert, 7pm.   details 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Fourtissimo,  guitar quartet, 5pm.   details, map 
       Kingfisher Sinfonietta Bridge, Schubert, Rutter, Beethoven, 6.30pm at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth.   details, map 
       St Mary-le-Tower Church Handel: The Messiah, 4.30pm, Ipswich.   details, map 
       Sudbury Choral Society Christmas celebration, 2.45pm at St Peter's Church.   details, map

Thursday 20 December 
       Kirbye Voices , 7.30pm at Great Barton Church, Bury Saint Edmunds.   details, map

Friday 21 December 
       Aldeburgh Voices Handel: Messiah with the The Suffolk Ensemble, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings  details, map

Saturday 22 December 
       Britten Sinfonia Handel: Messiah, 7.30pm at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.   details, map 
       Kirbye Voices , 7.30pm at St Mary's Church Bury, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map

Tuesday 1 January 
       Music in Felixstowe Viennese concert  details 
       Music in Felixstowe Viennese Gala, 3pm at Orwell Hotel.   details, map

Wednesday 2 January 
       Music in Felixstowe The Von Bennetts are Back! jazz and rock, 11.30am at Orwell Hotel.   details, map

Sunday 6 January 
       Essex Chamber Orchestra Weber: Bassoon Concerto, 7pm at Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Centre,  Ingatestone.   details, map

Saturday 12 January 
       Colchester Chamber Choir Rachmaninoff: Vespers, candel lit, 7pm at Coggeshall Church.   details, map 
       Colchester Symphony Orchestra CSO Wind, 7.30pm at St Botolph's  details, map

Sunday 13 January 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Pelléas Ensemble - Bax - JS Bach - Jolivet - Ravel, 4pm at Constable Hall, East Bergholt.   details, map

Friday 18 January 
       Britten Sinfonia Mark Elder conducts Mahler & Brahms, 7.30pm at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.   details, map

Saturday 26 January 
       Ipswich Chamber Music Society Castalian Quartet, 7.30pm at Ipswich School.   details, map 
       Saffron Hall The English Concert: Vivaldi, Bach, Purcell, Locatelli, 7.30pm, Saffron Walden.   details, map

Sunday 27 January 
       Music in Felixstowe Candlelit Concert with the Ward Quartet., 3pm at St Nicholas's, Felixstowe Ferry.   details, map 
       Pimlott Foundation Baroque Fest: Ibrahim Aziz (viola da gamba) Bach Suite 2, Abel, Martínez Gil ‘Suite Estiu’, 6pm at Old House, Great Horkesley.   details, map

Wednesday 6 February 
       Music in Felixstowe Flute and Harpsichord, 11.30am at Orwell Hotel.   details, map

Saturday 16 February 
       Colchester Symphony Orchestra Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2, 7.30pm at St Botolph's  details, map 
       Ipswich Chamber Music Society Revolutionary Drawing Room, 7.30pm at Ipswich School.   details, map

Monday 18 February 
       Bury St Edmunds Concert Club London Metropolitan Brass, 7.30pm at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map

Tuesday 19 February 
       Wolsey Orchestra Walton, Butterworth, Holst, Vaughan Williams, 7.30pm at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map

Saturday 23 February 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Jazz concert: Embraceable Ella Joanna Eden & Chris Ingham Trio, 7.30pm at Constable Hall, East Bergholt.   details, map

Sunday 24 February 
       Music in Felixstowe West End Shows Singalong, 7pm at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club.   details, map 
       Prometheus Orchestra Beethoven, Stravinsky, Fracaix Wind Ensemble, 4pm at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh.   details

Saturday 2 March 
       Essex Symphony Orchestra Schubert, Sibelius, 7.30pm at Chelmsford Cathedral.   details, map

Sunday 3 March 
       Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Family Concert, 2.30pm at Ipswich Corn Exchange  details, map

Sunday 10 March 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Zelkova Quartet Mozart - Mendelssohn - Dvorak, 4pm at East Bergholt Church.   details, map 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Rautio Piano Trio & Robin Ashwell, viola - Mozart- Mahler - Brahms, 4pm at East Bergholt Church.   details, map

Saturday 16 March 
       Aldeburgh Music Club The Amazing Mr Handel, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings  details, map 
       Colchester Choral Society Elgar: Dream of Gerontius with Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Daniel Joy, Edward Grint at St Botolph's  details, map 
       Eye Bach Choir Mendelssohn: Elijah with the Kingfisher Orchestra., 7.30pm at Eye Church.   details, map

Monday 18 March 
       Bury St Edmunds Concert Club Kokopellis Wind Quartet, 7.30pm at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map

Wednesday 20 March 
       Music in Felixstowe Ward Piano Quintet, 11.30am at Orwell Hotel.   details, map

Saturday 23 March 
       Quire Come Mr. Tally Man, 7.30pm at West Bergholt Church.   details, map

Thursday 28 March 
       Ipswich Choral Society Spring Concert, 7.30pm.   details, map

Sunday 31 March 
       Music in Felixstowe Quartetto Familia, 3pm at St Peter and Paul Church.   details, map

Wednesday 3 April 
       Quire African and Gospel Music, 7.30pm at Boxted Church.   details, map

Saturday 6 April 
       Bury Bach Choir Bach: St Matthew Passion at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral  details, map 
       Hadleigh Choral Society Hadleigh Bach: John Passion, 7.30pm.   details 
       Ipswich Choral Society Mozart: Requiem, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Sunday 7 April 
       Essex Chamber Orchestra Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, 7.30pm at Felsted School.   details, map 
       Sudbury Choral Society Handel: Messiah (parts 1 and 2), 7.30pm at St Peter's Church.   details, map

Friday 12 April 
       English Touring Opera Verdi: Macbeth, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Saturday 13 April 
       Clacton Choral Society Gounod: St Cecilia Mass, 7.30pm at St James's Church.   details, map 
       Colchester Symphony Orchestra Mozart and Mahler, 7.30pm at St Botolph's  details, map

Wednesday 17 April 
       Music in Felixstowe A Quarter to Sax, 11.30am at Orwell Hotel.   details, map

Friday 19 April 
       Aldeburgh Voices Bach: St John Passion with The Suffolk Ensemble, James Gilchrist Evangelist, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings  details, map

Saturday 20 April 
       Snape Maltings Fauré: Requiem and Bach: Partita with Tenebrae, Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Gould (violin), 7.30pm, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Saturday 27 April 
       Music in Felixstowe Come and Sing the Faure Requiem Rehearsal 12:30, 3pm at St Peter and Paul Church.   details, map 
       Prometheus Orchestra Vaughan Williams , Damase , Mendelssohn., 7pm at St John the Baptist Church, Felixstowe.   details, map

Saturday 4 May 
       Prometheus Orchestra Vaughan Williams, Tallis, Damase, Mendelssohn, 7pm at St John the Baptist Church, Felixstowe.   details, map

Sunday 5 May 
       Prometheus Orchestra  at St John the Baptist Church, Felixstowe.   details, map 
       Prometheus Orchestra Vaughan Williams, Damase, Mendelssohn, 4pm at Orford Church.   details, map 
       University of Essex Choir Elgar: Dream of Gerontius, 6pm at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Saturday 11 May 
       Beccles Choral Society Verdi: Requiem, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Saturday 18 May 
       Colchester Chamber Choir The Romantic Soul: Rossini, Clara Schumann, Wolf, Fauré and Stenhammar, 7pm at St Teresa's Colchester.   details, map 
       Eye Bach Choir 21st century composers, 7.30pm at Eye Town Hall.   details, map 
       Ipswich Bach Choir Haydn: The Creation, 7.30pm at St Andrew's Church,  Felixstowe.   details, map 
       Wolsey Orchestra Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, soloist: Erdem Misirlioglu, 7.30pm at Ipswich Corn Exchange  details, map

Wednesday 29 May 
       Music in Felixstowe Mozart's Muses: Fiona Jessica Wilson, soprano, 11.30am at Orwell Hotel.   details, map

Saturday 1 June 
       Colchester Symphony Orchestra Russian Programme, 7.30pm at St Botolph's  details, map

Saturday 15 June 
       Bury Bach Choir , 7.30pm at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map

Saturday 22 June 
       Colchester Choral Society Summer Serenade to beconfirmed.   details

Sunday 23 June 
       Sudbury Choral Society Light concert on the theme of childhood., 7.30pm at St Peter's Church.   details, map

Saturday 29 June 
       Essex Symphony Orchestra Glinka, Lalo, Tchaikovsky, 7.30pm at Chelmsford Cathedral.   details, map 
       Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert, 7.30pm at Ipswich Corn Exchange  details, map

Saturday 6 July 
       Clacton Choral Society Clacton Choral goes to the Proms, 5pm at St James's Church.   details, map 
       Quire The Roots of Gospel  Maldon Methodist Church, CM9 5BS Maldon Methodist Church, CM9 5BS at Maldon Methodist Church, CM9 5BS, 7.30pm.   details

Sunday 21 July 
       Snape Maltings Royal Academy of Music and Juilliard School: Tchaikovsky, Britten, Stravinsky, 4pm, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Saturday 23 November 
       Hadleigh Choral Society Mendelssohn: Elijah, 7.30pm at St John's Church, Epping.   details, map

Saturday 30 November 
       Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Autumn Concert, 7.30pm at Ipswich Corn Exchange  details, map 

Suffolk Villages Festival

Sunday 7 April 
      , 6pm.   details

Tuesday 7 May 
      , 6pm.   details 

Opera/musical

Monday 1 October 
       
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich The Return Of The Soldier,  a chamber musical based on Rebecca West's 1918 novel. Various times, to 6 Oct.   details, map

Saturday 6 October 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Verdi: Aida, 5.55pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map

Tuesday 9 October 
       Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society High Society, to 13 Oct at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds  details, map

Saturday 13 October 
       Snape Maltings Zurich Youth Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Tuesday 16 October 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich Madagascar - A Musical Adventure; Dreamworks, 7pm, to 20 Oct.   details, map

Friday 19 October 
       OperaUpClose Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, 7.45pm at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.   details, map

Saturday 20 October 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, 5.55pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map

Tuesday 23 October 
       Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society Gilbert &Sullivan: The Gondeliers, to 27 Oct at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge.   details, map

Wednesday 24 October 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Funny Girl filmed from London's West End, 7pm.   details, map 
       Odeon Colchester Funny Girl - The Musical. From the West End show, 7.15pm.   details, map

Friday 26 October 
       English Touring Opera Triple Bill: Purcell, Gesualdo, Carissimi, 7.30pm at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.   details, map 
       Firstsite, Colchester Funny Girl – The Musical, filmed, 7.30pm.   details, map

Saturday 27 October 
       English Touring Opera Handel: Radamisto, 7.30pm at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.   details, map 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Puccini: La Fanciulla del West, 7.30pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map

Sunday 28 October 
       Royal Opera House   - live link   Wagner: Die Walküre, 5pm at Odeon Colchester  details, map  and  at Firstsite

Monday 29 October 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich Fame, the musical, Selladoor Productions, 7.30pm, to 3 Nov.   details, map 
       Sir John Mills Theatre Lucky Stiff, Gallery Players, 7.45pm, to 3 Nov, Ipswich.   details, map

Friday 2 November 
       English Touring Opera Handel: Radamisto, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Saturday 3 November 
       English Touring Opera Triple bill: Dido & Aeneas/ Jonas / I Will Not Speak, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Sunday 4 November 
       English Touring Opera Bach: St Matthew Passion, 3pm at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.   details, map

Saturday 10 November 
       Britten Sinfonia Nico Muhly: The Last Letter, commemorating the first world war, 7.30pm at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.   details, map 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Nico Muhly: Marnie, 5.55pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map  and  at Firstsite

Thursday 29 November 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester The King And I: Encore Screening From The London Palladium, 7pm.   details, map 
       Odeon Colchester The King And I,  Lincoln Center Theater’s production, 7pm.   details, map

Sunday 2 December 
       Firstsite, Colchester The King and I: From the London Palladium - live link  and on 27 Dec, 2pm.   details, map

Friday 7 December 
       Snape Maltings Christmas Spectacular: The Nutcracker various times, to 16 Dec, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Tuesday 22 January 
       Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society Guys And Dolls, 7.30pm, to 26 Jan at Theatre Royal Norwich  details, map 
       Royal Opera House   - live link   Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades, 6.45pm at Odeon Colchester  details, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Odeon Colchester  and  at Firstsite

Saturday 2 February 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Bizet: Carmen, 5.55pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Firstsite

Tuesday 2 April 
       Royal Opera House   - live link   Verdi: La Forza Del Destino, 6.15pm at Odeon Colchester  details, map

Thursday 11 April 
       English Touring Opera Rossini: Elisabetta, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Saturday 13 April 
       English Touring Opera Mozart: Idomeneo, 7.30pm at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh.   details, map

Tuesday 30 April 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich Avenue Q, 8pm, to 4 May.   details, map 
       Royal Opera House   - live link   Gounod: Faust, 6.45pm at Odeon Colchester  details, map  and  at Odeon Colchester

Saturday 11 May 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmèlites, 5pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map 

Ballet/dance

Monday 15 October 
       
Royal Ballet   - live link   Mayerling, 7.15pm at Odeon Colchester  details, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Firstsite

Thursday 25 October 
       Firstsite, Colchester Theory Opera : The Troth, Akademi dance company, 7pm.   details, map

Thursday 1 November 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Ballet Black, 7.30pm.   details, map

Tuesday 13 November 
       Royal Ballet   - live link   La Bayadère, 7.15pm at Odeon Colchester  details, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Firstsite  and  at Odeon Colchester  and  at Firstsite  and  at Firstsite  and  at Odeon Colchester

Thursday 28 February 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich Cinderella, 7.30pm.   details, map

Friday 1 March 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich The Nutcracker, 7.30pm.   details, map

Saturday 2 March 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich Swan Lake, 7.30pm.   details, map

Saturday 6 April 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Giovanni Pernice – Dance Is Life, 7.30pm.   details, map

Thursday 16 May 
       Royal Ballet   - live link   Flight Pattern/Within The Golden Hour/New Work, 7.15pm at Odeon Colchester  details, map  and  at Odeon Colchester 

Theatre

Friday 28 September 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Moll Flanders a play about Daniel Defoe's novel, 7.30pm, to 13 Oct.   details, map

Thursday 4 October 
       Theatre Royal Bury Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of Four; Blackeyed Theatre In Association with South Hill Park, 7.30pm, to 6 Oct.   details, map

Monday 8 October 
       New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Alan Bennett: The Habit Of Art, a play about a meeting between the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten. Vasrious times, to 13 Oct.   details, map

Tuesday 9 October 
       Vaudeville Theatre London   - live link   Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest, 7.15pm at Odeon Colchester  details, map

Thursday 11 October 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester The Mariner by Pat Whymark Common Ground Theatre Company, 7.30pm, to 13 Oct.   details, map 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester An Enemy Of The People A Flintlock Theatre Adaptation of Ibsen's play, 7.30pm.   details, map 
       Sir John Mills Theatre Noel Coward: The Vortex, Paper Lantern Theatre Co, 7.30pm, to 20 Oct, Ipswich.   details, map

Friday 12 October 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Silence  by Nicola Werenowska, 8pm, to 20 Oct.   details, map

Saturday 13 October 
       National Theatre   - live link   Shakespeare: King Lear, 2pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map

Monday 15 October 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Women Of Aktion Script by Mick Martin, 7.30pm.   details, map

Wednesday 17 October 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Be My Baby Headgate Theatre Productions, 7.45pm, to 20 Oct.   details, map

Tuesday 23 October 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester East An elegy for the East End and its energetic waste., 7.45pm, to 24 Oct.   details, map

Wednesday 24 October 
       Dedham Players California Suite By Neil Simon, 7.45pm, to 27 Oct at Dedham Assembly Rooms.   details, map

Thursday 25 October 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Castaways by Mandala Theatre Company, 7.30pm.   details, map 
       The Quay Theatre The Time Machine. Dyad Productions -a radical interpretation of the HG Wells novel, 7.30pm, Sudbury.   details, map

Friday 26 October 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Not About Heroes - Stephen MacDonald’s play about the friendship between first world war poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon., 7.30pm.   details, map

Monday 29 October 
       National Theatre   - live link   Shakespeare: King Lear with Ian McKellen - Chichester Festival Theatre’s production, 1.30pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map

Tuesday 30 October 
       New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Shakespeare: Othello -  an English Touring Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory production - various times, to 3 Nov.   details, map 
       Theatre Royal Bury Shakespeare: Henry V Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, 7.30pm, to 3 Nov.   details, map

Wednesday 31 October 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Buckets by Adam Barnard Colchester Institute Students CP3, 7.45pm, to 1 Nov.   details, map

Thursday 1 November 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Wot? No Fish!! Written and performed by Danny Braverman - a show about love, 7.30pm.   details, map 
       National Theatre   - live link   Alan Benett: Allelujah! Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre and on 5 Nov 1:30 pm, 7pm at Odeon Colchester  details, map

Friday 2 November 
       Seckford Theatre The Mariners, Common Ground, 7.30pm, Woodbridge.   details, map

Monday 5 November 
       New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Ian Hislop And Nick Newman: Trial By Laughter - various times, to 10 Nov.   details, map

Tuesday 6 November 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Flat 2B Directed by Finn Todd, 7.45pm, to 7 Nov.   details, map 
       Sudbury Dramatic Society Man and Boy, 7.45pm, to 10 Nov at The Quay Theatre  details, map 
       The Cut Arts The Mariner; Common Ground Theatre; adapted from Coleridge'a Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 7.30pm, Halesworth.   details, map

Thursday 8 November 
       Bury Theatre Workshop Lysistrata (The sex strike) After Aristophanes, by Germaine Greer and Phil Wilmott, 7.30pm, to 10 Nov at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Lest We Forget - Headgate Theatre Productions, 7.45pm, to 10 Nov.   details, map 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Red: Encore Screening, 7.30pm.   details, map 
       The Cut Arts Rebellious Sisterhood - Votes For Women Broad Horizons Theatre Company, 7.30pm, Halesworth.   details, map

Saturday 10 November 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester For The Fallen: poems and music to commemorate the first world war, 7.30pm.   details, map 
       National Theatre   - live link   Alan Bennett: Allelujah!, 3.30pm at Lakeside Theatre, Colchester.   details, map

Tuesday 13 November 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Edward Albee: The Goat/ Who Is Sylvia?, 7.45pm.   details, map

Wednesday 14 November 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Marjorie Prime - Headgate Theatre Productions, 7.30pm, to 17 Nov.   details, map 
       Royal Shakespeare Company   - live link   Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida https://www.odeon.co.uk/films/rsc_live_troilus_amp_cressida/17837/, 5pm at Odeon Colchester  details, map  and  at Firstsite and  at Lakeside Theatre

Thursday 15 November 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Ventoux By 2Magpies, 7.30pm.   details, map

Saturday 17 November 
       The Cut Arts Terence Rattigen: The Browning Version Open Space Theatre, 7.30pm, Halesworth.   details, map

Monday 19 November 
       Theatre Royal Bury Beauty & The Beast; Ballet Theatre UK, 7pm, to 21 Nov.   details, map

Tuesday 20 November 
       National Theatre   - live link   Alan Bennett: The Madness of George III Live from Nottingham Playhouse, 7pm at Odeon Colchester  details, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Lakeside Theatre

Wednesday 21 November 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester The Ladykillers by Gordon Linehan- Colchester Theatre Group, 7.30pm, to 24 Nov.   details, map

Thursday 22 November 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester To Hell in a Handbag by Helen Norton and Jonathan White, 7.30pm.   details, map

Saturday 24 November 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Jack and the Beanstalk, to 20 Jan.   details, map

Tuesday 27 November 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Just Us Two by Nichola Richards, 7.45pm, to 28 Nov.   details, map

Thursday 29 November 
       New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Cinderella, to 2 Feb.   details, map

Friday 30 November 
       Theatre Royal Bury Sleeping Beauty, 7.30pm, to 13 Jan.   details, map

Tuesday 4 December 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Who Am I? By Benjamin Jennings, 7.30pm, to 5 Dec.   details, map 
       National Theatre   - live link   The Madness of George III, by Alan Bennett, 1pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Lakeside Theatre  and  at Odeon Colchester  and  at Firstsite

Monday 10 December 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Charles Dickens : The Bagman's Uncle and The Bagman's Uncle's Friend , Robert MacCall, 7.30pm.   details, map

Friday 14 December 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Happy Holidays, Mad Hatter Productions, 7.45pm, to 15 Dec.   details, map 
       Seckford Theatre The Scarlet Pipistrelle http://www.seckfordtheatre.org/event/the-scarlet-pipistrelle-by-common-ground-14-15-dec/ Common Ground, 7.30pm, to 15 Dec, Woodbridge.   details, map

Thursday 20 December 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester The Scarlet Pipistrelle December Thursday 20th - Sunday 22nd at 7.30pm Matinée 4pm Sunday 22nd The Scarlet Pipistrelle es  by Pat Whymark & Julia Harris; Common Ground Theatre Company, 7.30pm, to 23 Dec.   details, map

Sunday 23 December 
       National Theatre   - live link   Shakesperae: Antony and Cleopatra, 6pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map

Tuesday 8 January 
       Eastern Angles Theatre Company The Fenland Screamers & Other Boggy Tales, 7.45pm, to 19 Jan at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge.   details, map

Saturday 12 January 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Cilea:Ariana LeCouvreur, 5.55pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map

Thursday 31 January 
       National Theatre   - live link   I’m Not Running by David Hare, 7pm at Firstsite, Colchester.   details, map  and  at Firstsite

Thursday 7 March 
       Bury Theatre Workshop Sartre: No Exit (Huis Clos), to 9 Mar at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map

Saturday 13 July 
       Bury Theatre Workshop Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, 7.30pm at Bury St Edmunds Abbey.   details, map 

Film

Wednesday 17 October 
       Dedham Films The Mercy, the story of Donald d Crowhurst's disastrous voyage,directed by James Marsh 2017, 7.30pm at Assembly Rooms.   details, map 

Christmas music

Saturday 17 November 
      Carol Singing at Five Lakes Resort, Tolleshunt Knight, CM9 8X, 7.30pm.   
details

Sunday 2 December 
      Christmas music, 4pm at Quay Place, Ipswich.   details, map 
      Seckford Brass and Massed Singers withFelixstowe Community Choir, Octave (Vocal group), 3pm at St Andrew's Church.   details, map

Saturday 8 December 
      Christmas Cabaret Evening One Way Street Productions, 7.30pm.   details, map 
      Christmas music  details 
      Christmas celebration, 7pm at Lexden Church.   details, map 
      Christmas music  details

Sunday 9 December 
      Christmas concert, 6.30pm at Aldham Church, Colchester.   details, map

Tuesday 11 December 
      Sounds Like Christmas, 7.30pm, to 13 Dec.   details 
      Sounds Like Christmas, 7.30pm, to 13 Dec at St Peter's by the Waterfront  details, map

Wednesday 12 December 
      Christmas words and music at Orwell Hotel.   details, map

Friday 14 December 
      Christmas concert with carols with Castleton Brass, 7.30pm at Eye Town Hall.   details, map

Sunday 16 December 
      Christmas concert, 7pm at All Saints Church, Bury St Edmunds.   details, map

Tuesday 18 December 
      Christmas Concert, 7.30pm at Rowhedge Village Hall.   details, map 

Christmas shows

Wednesday 5 December 
      Aladdin, 7pm, to 9 Dec.   details, map

Wednesday 12 December 
      Journey to Oz -  Essex Theatre Arts Society, 7.45pm, to 14 Dec.   details, map

Friday 14 December 
      Snow White - various times; no shows on 18, 25, 31 Dec and 1 Jan, to 2 Jan.   details, map

Saturday 22 December 
      Dick Whittington in Space, 7.30pm, to 23 Dec at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge.   details, map 
      Dick Whittington, 7.30pm, to 30 Dec at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge.   details, map 

Talk

Sunday 28 October 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Peter Medhurst lecture-recital on Gilbert and Sullivan -  parody & satire, 4pm at Constable Hall, East Bergholt.   details, map

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