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!). If you would like a fundraising concert at your village church, or cello music for a service or other church event, please contact me.


Coming in 2018…
Poetry and cello evening with Rebecca Goss (poet); concerts in Raydon and Hartest churches and plenty of others in the pipeline (mostly spring to autumn). Dates and details will be posted here as they are confirmed.

Saturday 12th May, 7.30pm. Lavenham Guildhall. Chamber concert, details tbc.

Friday 21st September. Lunchtime recital at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
Programme tbc.


Picnic at Glemsford church

Thursday 21st December, 7.30pm. St Mary’s church, Bury St Edmunds. Concert with Kirbye Voices. Repeat of 14th December concert.

Sunday 17th December, 2.45pm. Hitcham church.
Performance of Handel Trio Sonata for 2 cellos and keyboard before the carol service (3pm). With Will Bass (cello) and John Wilkin (piano).

Thursday 14th December, 7.30pm. Great Barton church.
Concert with Kirbye Voices. Seasonal music and carols, including O Holy Night and the Dance of the Snowmen on cello.

Wednesday 6th December 12.30pm. Woolpit church.
Advent service for the Lavenham Deanery. Performance of Handel Trio Sonata for two cellos and keyboard, with Will Bass (cello) and John Wilkin (keyboard).

Saturday 2nd December, 12.45pm. St Michael’s church, Framlingham.
Cello quartet playing seasonal arrangements (30 mins) at the opening of the Christmas Tree Festival.

Saturday 25th November, 7pm. St John’s church, Elmswell.
Performance of 3 movements from the Bach cello suite in G major, as part of Variety and Spice: a fun evening of comedy, music and poetry.

Sunday 5th November, 3.30pm. Bradfield St Clare church.
Informal afternoon concert (30 mins); Bach cello suite in C minor. Free entry, donations to church funds.

Sunday 5th November, 6pm. Liston church (near Long Melford).
Performance of Bach cello suite in C minor during Compline. Free entry.

Friday 8th September. St Peter’s Church, Monks Eleigh. Music including Bach, Beethoven, Fauré, Elgar and Granados. With Stephen Glaister (oboe), Alison Glaister (violin) and John Wilkin (piano).

Saturday 2nd September. St Mary’s church, Raydon.
Cello duets with Will Bass at the church’s annual fundraising event (running from 10.30am to 3pm).

Monday 28th August. Monks Eleigh, private nature reserve. ‘Coffee Morning Plus’. Bach cello suite in G major performed outdoors. Donations split between St Peter’s Church, Monks Eleigh and Pancreatic Cancer Research UK.

Saturday 12th August. St Mary’s Church, Bungay.
Cello duet concert with Will Bass in aid of the Churches Conservation Trust.

Thursday 10th August. Organised day tour of Stanstead, Glemsford, Boxted and Somerton churches, with picnic lunch in Glemsford churchyard. Cello duets and solos (with Will Bass) played at each church with audiences from each village. Donations made in aid of church funds.

Saturday 5th August. St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland. Performance of a Bach cello suite at a private event in the church.

Sunday 25th June. St Peter’s Church, Cretingham. Performance of Bach cello suite at Cretingham’s Peace Bell fundraising weekend.

Wednesday 14th June. Holy Trinity church, Long Melford. ‘Melford Music’ series, lunchtime cello recital. James Recknell, accompanist.

Sunday 21st May. All Saints’ Church, Darsham. ‘Cello Aid’ concert – all cellos, all ages, all levels! – in aid of Suffolk Refugee Support.

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