The Ipswich Choral Society is a friendly choir of around 100 members. It was formed in 1824 and is the second longest established choral society in the UK. The Society has attracted a membership with a wide range of musical experiences and has entertained the public with performances across a wide musical repertoire.
We rehearse on Tuesday nights at Northgate Arts Centre Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, IP4 3DF and we usually present three main concerts each year, performing in local churches, the Ipswich Corn Exchange, Ipswich School and, occasionally, Snape Maltings. We regularly take part in community events, such as Ipswich Music Day and Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park and accept invitations for additional concerts in aid of local charities.
Ipswich Choral Society is pleased to have as its President the international conductor Cem Mansur, who has conducted the choir four times in the UK, most recently at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and twice in Turkey when members of the choir were invited to perform at the Istanbul International Music Festival and the Izmir Festival.
Ipswich Choral Society is a member of Ipswich Arts Association and Making Music, the national federation of music societies.