Suffolk churches: concerts and events

As part of my project to play the cello in all of Suffolk’s medieval churches, I am giving fundraising concerts and playing at church fundraising events around the county (and a few just over the border!). I am also available for weddings, funerals and other events. If you would like a fundraising concert at your village church, or cello music for a service or other church event, please contact me.

I am also now offering cello lessons to adults; please contact me.


Finalised concert details will be posted here as they are confirmed.

Sunday 19th May, 3pm. Concert in Thornham Parva church with Sheida Davis (cello) in memory of Mandy Summers. Bach: cello suite no. 3 in C major; Barriere: Sonata for two cellos; Klengel: Suite for two cellos; Albeniz: Sevilla. Free entry, retiring collection. Refreshments provided.

Saturday 25th May, 2.30pm. Concert in St Gregory’s church, Sudbury, with James Recknell (piano). Programme: Bach: Suite no. 1 in G major (on a newly restored late 18th century cello); Schumann: Fantasy pieces; Manuel de Falla: Suite populaire espagnole; Debussy: Sonata in D minor. Free entry, retiring collection. Refreshments provided.

Sunday 2nd June (3pm). Levington church. Concert followed by summer tea. With Steve Lock (bassoon) and Peter Bumstead (organ). Programme to include Stanley (organ voluntary), Bach suite no 3 in C major and Bloch suite no. 1 in C minor (cello), Boismortier and Bartok duets (cello and bassoon). Free entry, retiring collection.

(London) Sunday 9th June, 7pm. St James’ church, Prebend Street, London, N1. Solo cello concert including music by Telemann, Bach, Walton, Prokofiev and Bloch. Further details and tickets will soon be available at

Saturday 15th June, 6pm. Concert in St Stephen’s Chapel, Bures. With Sheida Davis (cello). Programme TBC, to include Barriere, Bartok, Klengel and Albeniz.
Reserve your tickets (£20 including wine and nibbles) from Please put ‘June 15th concert: [your name], [number of tickets requested (maximum 4)]’ in the subject line. You will receive a confirmation email if seats are available but please take cash to pay at the door. Only 70 seats so it is recommended to apply early.
In aid of the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust. With thanks to Geoffrey Probert for the use of his beautiful historic chapel.

Sunday 23rd June, 2.30-5.30pm. Higham (near Bury). Open gardens & summer tea in the Old Parsonage garden next to the church. In aid of St Stephen’s church, Higham. Cello music from 3.30pm.

Saturday 29th June, 7.30pm. Concert in Raydon church with Neil Carlson (oboe), Steve Lock (bassoon) and James Recknell (piano). Music to include Boismortier, Beethoven, Alan Richardson, Bartok, Manuel de Falla and Platti.

Thursday 4th July, 7.30pm. The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds. Concert with Kirbye Voices.

Saturday 6th July, 7pm. Concert in Hartest church (repeat of 4th July).

Tuesday 9th July, 7.30pm Concert in St Mary’s church, Newmarket with James Recknell (piano).

Sunday 28th July, 4pm. Concert in Aldringham church with James Recknell (keyboard).

Sunday 28th July, 7pm. Concert in South Cove church with James Recknell (keyboard).

Sunday 4th August, 5.30pm. Event at Akenham church (details TBC).

Wednesday 14th August. Lunchtime recital in Long Melford church with James Recknell (piano).

Saturday 31st August, 7pm. Concert in Rede church with James Recknell (piano).

Saturday 7th September (evening). Concert in Tuddenham (nr Bury) church with James Recknell (keyboard).

Saturday 14th September (evening). Concert in Brundish church with Christopher Moore (piano).

Sunday 29th September, 3pm. Cello recital in Rushmere St Andrew church with James Recknell (piano).

Saturday 2nd November, 3pm. Concert in Great Livermere church with Swyft Singers. Music to include the Monteverdi Mass and Bach cello suite movements.

Wednesday 13th November, 12.30pm. Lunchtime recital in Halesworth church with James Recknell (piano).

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