PICTURES: Showcase concert caps off Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts

The music section of Sudbury’s Festival of Performing Arts had to be cancelled due to the recent ‘Beast from the East’, but musicians who would have taken part in the festival – now in its 96th year – took part in a showcase concert held in Sudbury Ormiston Academy last weekend.

We Will Rock You production at Thomas Gainsborough School. Photo credit: Marcelle Claxton.

PICTURES: Thomas Gainsborough School hails most successful production to date

The head of drama at Thomas Gainsborough School spoke of her pride after their biggest and most successful production to date.

Amethysts is an ambient pop music duo based in Glemsford. It is comprised of Simon Lucas-Hughes and Clarice Parrott. Photo credit: Webb Street Studios.

Glemsford pop duo excited by opportunities ahead after success of new single

Although the music business is often viewed as a tough uphill battle for new acts to break into, up-and-coming Suffolk duo Amethysts say they are excited by the opportunities presented by new media.

Matthew Fletcher

Culture: Music from a maestro

He’s appeared with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Danielle De Niese, played at Wigmore Hall and Glyndebourne, but now pianist  Matthew Fletcher bring his talents to his home town to play at Suffolk Sinfonia’s spring concert. Debbie Rodman discovers how this award-winning pianist was born with music in his veins.

Leestock'Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury'Leestock organisers'Pictures Mark Westley

Top indie acts added to line-up of returning LeeStock Festival in Long Melford

Indie rock bands The Pigeon Detectives and The Rifles are the latest acts confirmed to perform at this year’s LeeStock music festival.

The Bures Music Festival Committee presented more than a dozen charities and community groups with a share of the �16,000 raised at the 2017 event.

Bures Music Festival shares £16,000 among host of good causes

Charities and community groups in Suffolk and Essex are rejoicing after benefitting from a share of £16,000 raised by this year’s Bures Music Festival.

Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Sudbury, Suffolk. Smile Music Festival in memory of Arran Tosh, who died of a brain tumour in 2014 aged 1 3 at AFC Sudbury Ground. Grandad and Del Boy tribute act Pride of Peckham ''Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

PICTURES: Smile Festival in Sudbury delivers special tribute to Arran Tosh

The first ever Smile Festival in Sudbury in honour of teenager Arran Tosh has been hailed as a “huge success”, with hundreds out in force on Saturday for a day of live music.

Arran pictured with his family, from left to right Chloe, Stephen, Alison and Abbie Tosh.

Sudbury set for first ever Smile Festival in memory of Arran Tosh

The first music festival in honour of a teenage boy who died of a brain tumour will take over the AFC Sudbury grounds when it makes its long-awaited arrival on Saturday.

Bures Music Festival, Wooden Maiden playing live.

PICTURES: Popular music festival is a best seller for Bures

The 21st Bures Music Festival will go down as one of the best, say organisers, with tickets sold out before a musical note was played.

BURY APEX THEATRE'The Apex, Bury Saint Edmunds'The Upbeat Contemporary Choir from Bildeston and Lavenham is presenting a cheque for �2,780 to Help For Heroes, which was raised during a recent concert at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.'Picture Mark Westley

Delight for Upbeat Choir of Lavenham and Bildeston after most successful ever charity concert

Suffolk’s Upbeat Contemporary Choir has hailed its Apex Theatre debut in Bury St Edmunds earlier this month as its most successful and highest grossing charity concert in its history.

Bures Music Festival

Bures Music Festival set for ‘best ever’ show

Organisers behind the Bures Music Festival, which begins next week, believe this year’s show features the best line-up they have ever had.

Abbie Tosh is organising a music festival in memory of her brother Arran Tosh who died from a brain tumour in 2014.''Pictured: Graham Taylor, Abbie Tosh and Nigel Booth'''PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Famous musician joins Smile Festival in Sudbury in memory of Arran Tosh

A well-renowned singer-songwriter has said he is honoured to play a part in an upcoming Sudbury music festival in memory of Arran Tosh, the teenager who died from a brain tumour.

Leestock'Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury'Leestock organisers'Pictures Mark Westley

Record breaking weekend for LeeStock music festival

It was a record breaking weekend for LeeStock as the event sold out for the first time.

Abbie Tosh is organising a music festival in memory of her brother Arran Tosh who died from a brain tumour in 2014.  Pictured: Graham Naylor and Nigel Booth EPSL with Abbie Tosh.   PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sudbury music festival will pay tribute to Arran Tosh

A music festival is to be held in Sudbury in memory of Arran Tosh, the teenager who died days after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Bures music festival''Pictured: Bijoux Toots

Line up announced for Bures Music Festival

Bures Music Festival is hoping to throw its biggest event yet when it celebrates 21 years since its foundation across five days this summer.

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Sudbury Prom’s world premier

The 40th Rotary prom concert takes place in Sudbury on Saturday.

Mark Saberton

Waldingfield opera singer thrilled to be performing concert in village church

Baritone Mark Saberton’s successful career has taken him around the world, performing in front of sell-out audiences.

Suffolk philharmonic performing at the Apex

Suffolk orchestra aims to make spirits soar with more performances

In a few weeks time, the soaring beauty of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending will lift the spirits of music lovers at a concert in Suffolk.

Bury St Edmunds Amateur  Operatic and Dramatic Society - Guys and Dolls cast

They’re still singing their hearts out ... 114 years after first show

A drunk lurches past, ladies of easy virtue strike seductive poses, a flasher does what flashers do, and an evangelical choir – singing on through the chaos – urges them all to “stray no more”.

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