How many concerts are there each season ?
There are 4 concerts each season, usually in October, November, January and February.
Where can I buy tickets ?
You can buy a season ticket by sending a cheque to the Treasurer - see the Contacts page. Or you can buy a season ticket or individual ticket at the door, prior to each concert.
Where are the concerts ?
Concerts are held in the centre of Ipswich at the Ipswich School, Ivry Street entrance, IP1 3QW. There is ample free parking space.
What access is there to the concert hall?
Access directly from Ivry Street has a small number of steps. At the rear there is parking and access to the hall with no steps.
How well is the hall suited to this type of music?
The hall has plenty of seating, including a balcony area (access via stairs). Nonetheless it is intimate and well suited to chamber music, with a good acoustic. The first row or two of seats are at is at floor level, with space for wheelchairs. The rest is raked giving a good view of the performers from all seats.
What type of music will I hear ?
The concerts provide a wide range of chamber music played by national and international performers with a combination of instruments, though string quartets and piano trios are the most favoured.
Who are the performers ?
All performers are international professionals of the highest standard. Many are well-known names in chamber music, but the Society also has an enviable reputation for inviting young new-comers who go on to become big international names.
What time are the concerts?
Concerts are on Saturday evenings and start at 7:30pm. They generally finish about 9:30 pm depending on the programme.
Is there an interval ?
Yes. There is an interval in each concert which is relaxed and free for chatting and meeting friends. Hot and cold refreshments are served adjacent to the concert hall.