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 also offer cello lessons to adults; please contact me.


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

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. Cello music including Faure and Vaughan Williams.

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). Music including Telemann, Bach, Faure, Schumann, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Martinu and de Falla. Tickets £10 including include a glass of wine.

Sunday 28th July, 4pm. Concert in Aldringham church with James Recknell (keyboard). Music by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Bridge and de Falla.

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

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, 7pm. Concert in Tuddenham (nr Bury) church with James Recknell (keyboard).

Saturday 14th September, 7pm. Concert in Brundish church with Christopher Moore (piano) and Claire Baughan (clarinet).

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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