Music in Felixstowe

Patron: Kenneth Sillito

Registered Charity Number: 1166786

2024 is our 29th Season



Recordings of previous live streams can be seen here.

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Free Live Music Events for All in Felixstowe
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About Us

Music in Felixstowe presents concerts in various locations in Felixstowe and East Anglia. Our audiences have the opportunity to hear the finest musicians many of whom live in East Anglia. A special rapport has been built up between performers and listeners, thanks partly to
the special nature of each venue.
We embrace most genres of music and also host a very popular lunchtime series given by young Suffolk musicians.

Music in Felixstowe is sponsored by ...
East Suffolk Enabling Communities
Felixstowe Town Council
Lions Club of Felixstowe
Belacqua Trust
... and supported by ...
Grapevine Live
Spotlight Magazine


We are pleased to be putting on live concerts again.
Tickets are on sale from Hattie and Stillwater Books.
The programme and venues may change so please keep checking this website and our Facebook Page, both of which we will endeavour to keep up to date and look out for Hattie's emails and newsletters.
Links to our online concerts are here.

15:00 Saturday 24 August
Quartetto Familia

15:00 Saturday 26 August
Free Proms on the Prom

19:00 Saturday 5 October
Last Night of the Proms

Two Sisters Art Centre
Live Performances!

20:00 Every Wednesday
Brawlers at the Mariners

19:30 Every fourth Thursday
Folk and Roots at the Two Sisters Arts Centre

19:30 Every second Thursday
Trinity Folk Cafe

14:00 Every first Monday
Folk and Roots at the Half Moon


Here are links to the videos of the Facebook 'concerts' that have taken place at 11:30 on Wednesdays. Click on the links to see the videos.

21 December
Christmas Memories with Cello
8 May
Sicilians Wind Ensemble - Mozart meets Dvorak ...
6 February
Quartetto Familia String Quartet plays music by Schubert and Bottesini.
1 January
New Year’s Day - Viennese Gala.
22 December
Happy Christmas! Our joyful offering from Emily Bennett and Brian Theodore Ralph at the Orwell Hotel.
30 October
Come and Sing Messiah at St John the Baptist Church.
22 September
William Emery and Harrison Cole perform Enescu. What a way to end our summer Young Musicians Series! Violist William Emery and pianist Harrison Cole gave an outstanding performance. Massive thank you to our sponsors, friends, and guests who have supported our young, local talents throughout the summer!
18 September
Last Night of the Proms.
3 September
Amazing 13 year old violinist Millie Wood in concert.
8 August
Summer Spectacular by The Felixstowe Festival Orchestra
7 July
International violinist Rosemary Warren - Green with violinist Kathryn Parry, Viola player Wendy Gudgin with John Chillingworth and Harriet Bennett cellos, playing Schubert's sublime quintet and movements from a Boccherini Quintet for 2 cellos.
13 June
Quartetto Familia live at St Peter and St Paul's church Felixstowe. Mozart and Brahms quartets featuring - Nicholas Ward Rebecca Scott-Smissen violins Robert Smissen viola Harriet Bennett cello.
2 June
The Ward Flute Quartet, Anna Noakes flute with Nicholas Ward, Wendy Gudgin, Harriet Bennett at St Andrew's Church.
26 May
Felixstowe Community Choir at the Ferry. Keep going despite the glitch, the last number is the best - really heartwarming.
19 May
Yalda Davies at St Peter and St Paul's Church.
12 May
Jazz singer Verity Poulston and her amazing family. Just the one song, 'Almost There' will leave you wanting more!
5 May
Champagne String Quartet.
28 April
Quartetto Familia playing Haydn and Brahms. Preview for a live concert on June 13th with Nicholas Ward, Rebecca Scott-Smissen, Robert Smissen and Harriet Bennett.
21 April
Bibs Ekkel & Adrian Zolotuhin - The Balalaika and other Tall Stories. Virtuoso fret-bothering duo Bibs Ekkel and Adrian Zolotuhin present Folk & Gypsy music from Russia and eastern Europe featuring some of the instruments from their vast collections.
14 April
Marcos Garrida Jimenez trombonist playing lovely music.
31 March
A trio of performers from Somerset with a varied programme of music and instruments. Rachael Parvin - Piano, Saxophones, Clarinet, Voice. Elaine Thorneycroft-Gibb - Voice, Harp. Beatrice Hubble - Oboe, Voice.

29 March
Hayden Seven Last Words Quartet from Aldeburgh Parish Church. Rebecca Scott-Smissen, Helen Stanley, Graeme Scott and Hattie Bennett.
24 March
Double Bassist Lewis Braham collaborating with friends and fellow musicians, performed virtually with the videos edited together by Lewis.
17 March
Paul Turner, pianist, playing a great selection from the piano repertoire.
10 March
Coloratura Soprano Christina Johnston singing some beautiful arias from Mozart to Puccini.
3 March
Singalong with Bob Bennett and family playing well known songs for all to enjoy.
24 February
Irie J reggae singer. Valentine's Day concert. Great songs from Irie, a little late for Valentine's Day. Get yourself a glass of wine and some chocolate and enjoy!
17 February
Cellist Jess Cox.
10 February
Jøra the Førtuneteller.
3 February
Anna Noakes and Millie Clark flute duo. Lovely selection of music by star flautist Anna and her star pupil Millie!
27 January
Malin Lewis, bagpiper, playing for the Burns Night celebrations this week.
20 January
Family Quartet of siblings Nicholas Ward and Harriet Bennett with husband and wife Robert and Rebecca Smissen playing Mozart G major and Dvorak Eflat major quartets. Recorded before lockdown.
13 January
Musical theatre performer Lyn O'Hara sings a selection of well known songs from her great repertoire. Lyn is well known for stage performances, working on ships, in cabaret and also for Music in Hospitals.
6 January
Pete Hartley plays requests and answers questions.
1 January
New Year's Day concert. The Felixstowe Festival Orchestra, leader Nicholas Ward, plays Viennese music recorded in October for today!! Happy New Year.
23 December
Christmas songs from a Greek island.
Here's Joe Bennett with your festive favourites.

16 December
Christmas collection with Brian and Emily.
6 December
Christmas Brass Concert in St John’s Church by Seckford Brass.
Watch out for the Kay on a hosepipe!

2 December
Harp Music with Xenia Horne.
25 November
Kathryn Parry and Melanie Woodcock Baroque Duo.
18 November
Champagne Trio/Quartet - requesting the pleasure of your company! Two recordings made as special requests by Greg Eaton, Emily Bennett, Wendy Gudgin and Hattie Bennett.
11 November
Joe and Emily Bennett singing at a cocktail night at the pool bar Wildwind Greece. A lovely summer's evening of relaxed entertainment from brother and sister Joe and Emily.
4 November
Bach on tour round Felixstowe with Harriet Bennett and her cello. Hattie has chosen favourite movements from the 6 Bach Suites for cello and played one in each of the 6 venues used by Music In Felixstowe for concerts
25 October
Piano a Deux. Exciting piano duettists Robert Stoodley and Linda Ang Stoodley playing Faure, Liszt and Gershwin.
18 October
Last Night of the Proms at St John's
11 October
Concert at Two Sisters Arts Centre featuring the Common Ground Band - Pat Whymark, Emily Bennett, Hattie Bennett & Julian Harries
7 October
Andy and Joe live at Oceans Restaurant Vassiliki, Greece
30 September
Quartetto Familia and Friends' live performance of Mozart and Mendelssohn at the Two Sisters Arts Centre
23 September
Georgia Dawson (French Horn) and Toby Morgan (Guitar)
16 September
Ward Piano Trio part 2
16 September
Ward Piano Trio part 1
9 September
Amelie Clark flautist playing at Blakeney Church, Norfolk
2 September
Quartetto familia in Quintet! - Part 2
2 September
Quartetto familia in Quintet! - Part 1
26 August
Sebastian Williams cello accompanied by his mother Maria Williams
19 August
Verity Poulston, a jazz singer who has just got her degree from the Guildhall School of Music
12 August
Iris Gould - violin accompanied by Clio Gould,
Jon Morton and Hattie Bennett

5 August
Olivia, Katie and Willow Mitton singing,
playing the cello and the piano. Part 3

5 August
Olivia, Katie and Willow Mitton singing,
playing the cello and the piano. Part 2

5 August
Olivia, Katie and Willow Mitton singing,
playing the cello and the piano. Part 1

29 July
Wade Ablitt a young songwriter and musical director
22 July
Champagne Quartet from the Woodbridge bandstand
8 July
Quartetto Familia playing Dvorak American Quartet
1 July
Three's Company - jazz trio
24 June
Christina Johnston opera singer
17 June
Xenia Horne (harp) with the Stringfillies
10 June
Spencer Horton Acoustic/Rock Set
3 June
Nicholas Ward - violin and Hattie Bennett - cello and piano
27 May
Christine Whiffen on harpsichord and virginals
20 May
Rosalind Harniess - singer and guitarist
20 May
Sophie Reaville - singing from Paris
13 May
Anna Noakes, flautist, with Gary Kettel on vibraphone
6 May
Rebecca and Robert Smissen
29 April
Joe Bennett
22 April
Hatti Bennett
15 April
Andi Hopgood
7 April
Fiona Jessica Wilson and Leo Shavers
1 April
Pete Hartley
25 March
Greg Eaton
25 March
Emily Bennett


You can see some of our photos below. Click here to see our full Gallery on 'Flickr'.

Jazz in His Lordship's Library.

One of our very happy and friendly audiences at St Nicholas Church, Felixstowe Ferry.

Flute and guitar in His Lordship's Library.

Harpsichord and cello in His Lordship's Library.

Community Orchestra playing for Noyye's Fludde

Proms on the Prom - Spa Gardens

Quartetto Familia

Proms on the Prom - Spa Gardens

Noyye's Fludde

The Wards at St Johns

You can write to us at ...
Hattie Bennett
Marsh Cottage
Felixstowe Ferry
IP11 9RZ

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