Location: St Edmund’s Church
The famous town of Southwold, surrounded by beautiful Suffolk countryside and dramatic seascapes, has long been an inspiration for outstanding music.
The success of one-off concerts in his hometown prompted composer and pianist Nathan Williamson to found the Southwold Concert Series in 2008, with generous support from the Southwold-based design and advertising agency, Spring. Since then, its reputation has quickly grown as both internationally renowned musicians and exciting rising stars have come to perform in Southwold. Audiences are growing as word spreads about the high quality of the music and the friendly and informal atmosphere of the concerts.
The aim is simple: music-making of the highest level ‘in your own backyard’, in the belief that a local, grass-roots connection between artist and audience needs no compromise on quality and enjoyment. The Southwold Concert Series thrives on its roots in the local community and the strong relationship between its organisers and audience.
Programmes are creative and bold, combining the traditional with more progressive repertoire, and young artists developing exciting, original ideas feature prominently.
All concerts are held in St Edmund’s Church, a beautiful, acoustically fine 15th century edifice in the centre of the town, regarded by experts as one of the finest examples of its type.