2nd Festival of Music launched

Ipswich School’s second Festival of Music was launched on 21st March with a performance in the School Library by the Chapel Choir singing Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by JS Bach, in celebration of his birth, exactly 326 years ago. Festival Director William Saunders announced the line-up for the Festival, taking place this year at Ipswich School from 21st-27th September. “Once again, we have a superb array of musicians to suit all tastes. Celebrity violinist Chloe Hanslip, one of the most inspirational young musicians in the world, will be giving a recital and a masterclass.” “The London Mozart Players perform the opening concert, and the Classic Buskers are holding workshops for local primary schoolchildren.” “There will be choral workshops by Collegium Regale members of King’s College, Cambridge, including Old Ipswichian Ben Goble, and a concert by Suffolk’s Prometheus Orchestra and choir.” “Sebastian Black, one of our Music Scholars, has been commissioned to write a special composition to be played by Andrew Leach, our Director of Music.” Last year’s star performer, cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, described the event as “a brilliant first festival.” Tickets are available from 1st April from the Ipswich Entertainments Box Office or online at www.ipswich.school.sch.uk/music