Concerts at Cratfield presents six afternoon chamber concerts on alternate Sundays over the summer at the church of St Mary’s, Church Road, Cratfield, East Suffolk, IP19 0BU. Concerts include solo recitals, duos and trios through to string quartets and larger ensembles. Concerts at Cratfield and its predecessor Blyth Valley Chamber Music began in 1987 and became a charitable trust in 1993 and a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2016.
Cratfield has welcomed a wide range of leading professional musicians and ensembles over more than three decades. Since 2015, these have included the Allegri, Badke, Brodsky, Calino, Carducci, Cavaleri, Heath, Lendvai, Maxwell, Navarra and Zemlinsky Quartets; the Andre Trio, Aronovitz Ensemble, Chroma Trio and Leonore Piano Trio; and artists including tenor James Gilchrist, guitarist Craig Ogden, and pianists Charles Owen, Katya Apekisheva, Anna Tilbrook and Kathryn Stott. Cratfield is a small village in tranquil and rolling countryside about 5 miles west of the A12, close to Halesworth, Southwold and Aldeburgh. We especially welcome young people and students, who can book tickets at half price.