All music events until the end of April are cancelled, and the shops and cafes are temporarily closed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The site at Snape Maltings is still open for those who want to enjoy the fresh air and expansive natural environment of the River Alde estuary. More info

Group A

A vocal performance initative for young people in Suffolk

Group A explores how music can help build positive communities. Working with 8-18 year olds in Suffolk, Group A consists of vocal performance groups that rehearse and perform throughout the year.

The project gives young people opportunities to work with a wide variety of professional musicians, explore a breadth of musical genres and take part in exciting and creative performances. The work aims to help build positive community links and raise aspirations for young people.

New members are always welcome. If you live in or around Lowestoft or Ipswich, get in touch by emailing learning@snapemaltings.co.uk

Get involved

Come along to one of our rehearsals or performances!

Summer 2020

Saturday 15th August, 10am – 3pm, Aldeburgh Carnival rehearsals in Aldeburgh

Sunday 16th August, 10am – 3pm, Aldeburgh Carnival rehearsals at Snape Maltings

Monday 17th August, 11am – 5pm, Aldeburgh Carnival performance

Summer 2020

Saturday 15th August, 10am – 3pm, Aldeburgh Carnival rehearsals in Aldeburgh

Sunday 16th August, 10am – 3pm, Aldeburgh Carnival rehearsals at Snape Maltings

Monday 17th August, 11am – 5pm, Aldeburgh Carnival performance

Videos from past projects

Carnival 2018

In August 2018 Group A Ipswich and Lowestoft came together to take part in Aldeburgh Carnival, working with world-music expert Sarah Jewell and a team of musicians to create a performance for the parade.

Carnival 2017

On 19 – 21 August 2017, Group A worked with Sarah Jewell and a team of Gypsy-Jazz musicians to create an all-singing, all-dancing performance for the Aldeburgh Carnival Parade.

Music For Youth National Festival 2017

After the Regional Festival at Snape Maltings in March 2017, Group A were chosen to go to Birmingham for the National Festival of Music For Youth, performing in Symphony Hall.