Sing your heart out!

‘I’D love to join a choir – but it’s hopeless, I can’t sing!’ Have you ever said that? If so, then there’s a treat in store for you. By popular demand, St Mary’s Church is throwing its doors wide open for another Choir Open Day. You’ll be very welcome to join with St Mary’s Choir and sing – whatever your ability.  


Planned for Saturday 28th April, the rehearsals will begin in church at 10am, accompanied by a Brass Ensemble and the Organ. At 4pm, the day will conclude with a Performance, FREE for anyone to attend.

‘There’s nothing that beats the thrill of performing a major piece’, comments St Mary’s organist Andrew Clarke, ‘It’s partly biological, but there’s also this community thing which is about being with people and singing your heart out.’  We will be singing some terrific choral music: I was Glad (Parry), Zadok the Priest (Handel), The Heavens are Telling (Haydn), Te Deum in B Flat (Stanford), Nunc Dimittis (Burgon), The Old Hundredth (Vaughan Williams) and more …  

No charge will be made for the day. Please bring a packed lunch. Soup, hot drinks and light refreshments will be provided in St Mary’s Church Centre during the day.  Please also bring your own copies of the music, if you have them, but there will be a few available to borrow on the day, if not.


Enquiries to Andrew Clarke (01394 410449) or Bob Pegnall (01394 386822). It would help us with our preparations if you would email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your likely attendance.


ON Saturday 17th March Aldeburgh Music Club Choir are joining forces with the Bury Bach Choir to perform a glorious all-Mozart programme, including the grandest and most dramatic of Mozart’s choral works, the Great Mass in C minor K427.

The concert opens with Mozart’s overture to ‘Lucio Silla K135’, and the two choirs will also perform Mozart’s ‘Vesperae solennes de confessore K339’, a richly varied work, which includes a radiant setting of ‘Laudate Dominum’ for solo soprano with chorus.

Those performing: Aldeburgh Music Club Choir, Bury Bach Choir, Prometheus Orchestra with Edmond Fivet and Philip Reed, conductors.  Louise Kemény, soprano; Grace Durham, mezzo-soprano; James Geer, tenor; Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone.

Venue: Snape Maltings Concert Hall at 7.30pm.

Tickets £15, £18, £22 (students half price) are available now from Snape Maltings Box Office on 01728 687110 and via the club’s website


The same programme will be performed two weeks earlier, at 7.30pm on Saturday 3rd March at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds. Tickets from The Apex Box Office, Bury St Edmunds on 01284 758000. Full details here   


PRESENTS the film evening starts by showing a Trailer followed by the feature film ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ (PG) Biography/Drama           on Friday 16th March at Alburgh Village Hall (Low Road, Alburgh, IP20 0BZ).     

Doors and Bar open at 6.30pm, film starts at 7.30pm.  Ices available during the interval.  Adults £4, children (U16) £2.                              

Further Date Showing Friday 20th April – Murder on the Orient Express (12A) Crime/Mystery.

For further details or call 01986 788477.

Friday 2oth April      2018       Murder on the Orient Express (12a) Crime/Drama/ Mystery



SHOWING on Thursday 22nd March - Murder on the Orient Express: Mystery / Drama (PG13) 1 hr 54 mins.

A lavish trip through Europe quickly turns into a murder mystery.  When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks the world’s greatest detective, Hercule Poirot is there to interrogate all the passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.  An all-star cast including Derek Jacobi, Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer.  Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Venue: Masonic Rooms, The Thoroughfare, Harleston.

Tickets: £4: for further information and to book please ring Harleston Information Plus on 01379 851917.

Matinee:  Doors open 1.30pm, film starts at 2pm.

Evening:   Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7.30pm.



Plant Sale at Ilketshall St Andrew Village Hall

THE Annual Plant Sale will take place on Saturday 22nd April at Ilketshall St Andrew Village Hall from 9am-12noon.

Beside the usual wide selection of plants, books, garden tools, other items connected with gardening will be on sale.

Tea, cakes, bacon rolls etc will be served during the morning as usual.


Tables can be booked by ringing 01986 781378 and everyone is welcome as always.  Registered charity 298372.