Concerts and Chapel Services
Mon 9 Nov
Lower School Concert, 7pm
Fri 20 Nov
Guitar Showcase, 7pm
Tues 24 Nov
Ipswich School Strings lunchtime concert at St Mary-le-Tower church, 1.10 - 1.50pm
Fri 4 Dec
Crash into Christmas, 7pm
(5.00pm practice before Evensong when in School Chapel)
Sun 4 Oct Festival Choral Evensong, 6.30pm
Sun 11 Oct House Chapel - Felaw, 10.30am
17 - 23 Oct Chapel Choir to New York
Sun 8 Nov Remembrance Sunday Evensong with CCF & OIs, 6.30pm
Mon 14 Dec Rehearsal at St Margaret's Church, 9.30am
Mon 14 Dec Lower School Carol Service, St Margaret's, 7.30pm
Wed 16 Dec Rehearsal at St Mary-le-Tower Church, 9am
Wed 16 Dec Senior School Carol Service, St Mary-le-Tower, 2.30pm
Click here to download the Diary of Events for the Michaelmas Term 2015.
The Spring Concert at Snape Maltings
The annual Ipswich School Spring Concert at Snape Maltings Concert Hall was, once again, an occasion to remember. There were performances from different school ensembles, orchestras and choirs covering music from many different eras. Pupils right across the school were involved, from the Prep through to the Sixth Form. The programme included Saint-Saens' Carnival of Animals, Holst's Mars from The Planets, Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King, The Rhythm of Life and John Rutter's Feel the Spirit featuring the Chapel Choir, the Year 7 Choir, The Chamber Ensemble and the Ipswich School Choral Society.
See more at our gallery of photographs taken from the Concert.
Our main annual concert takes place at Snape Maltings: recent performances have included Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius (“a towering achievement”), Duruflé’s Requiem and Alexander L’Estrange’s Zimbe, acclaimed by the composer himself as “superb”.
We have a popular annual music competition, and regular concerts provide invaluable performing experience and an opportunity for parents to meet instrumental teachers. Small groups of pupils perform each week in local primary schools and care homes, while the Chamber Orchestra gives termly concerts in Suffolk churches. Many of our performances, from lunchtime concerts to musicals, raise considerable sums each year for charity.
The Chapel Choir sings Evensong in the School Chapel, whose fine two-manual Father Willis pipe organ is also used for regular organ recitals. The Chapel Choir sings at St Paul’s Cathedral in London each year, while their annual tour has included recent residencies in Salisbury, Winchester and Wells Cathedrals, and visits to Germany, Poland and Switzerland. A new work is commissioned every year from an established or up-and-coming composer.
The Music Faculty offers an annual residential Summer Music Course, while the Preparatory School runs its own Summer Strings course. Both are open to pupils from all schools. Our annual Ipswich School Festival of Music brings world-renowned musicians into the school environment.