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9 Woodbridge Chamber Concerts During this, the ninth season of the Woodbridge Chamber Concerts, we will be honouring the late Bishop Clive Young, former Bishop of Dunwich, who died in 2015. Bishop Clive (pictured) was a dedicated patron and supporter of our concerts. A great pastor and teacher, he was also passionately interested in music and a fine organist. The second concert in the series, on Saturday 21 May, is entirely dedicated to Bishop Clive. Entitled Last Things, it will feature the final chamber works of three great classical composers. The Benyounes Quartet (pictured) will play Haydn and Schubert, while young cellist Philip Higham will open the concert with Bach’s magnificent last cello suite. I am delighted that Bishop Clive’s widow Sue will be attending the concert as our guest of honour. Opening the series on Saturday 7 May, the widely-acclaimed Sacconi Quartet will perform in a concert organised by the Vaughan Williams and Elgar Societies. The Ruisi and Alke Quartets will close the series on Saturday 28 May with Mendelssohn’s glorious Octet for Strings. All concerts are to take place in St Mary’s Church at 7.30 pm. Full programme details appear on our new website: www.woodbridgechamberconcerts.org.uk John Treadway Nick: Mention this concert in your Friends piece??? Riverside 100 Concert at St Mary’s The newly-formed Riverside 100 Choir, in conjunction with the Friends of St Mary’s, will be performing their first concert on Saturday 2 April at 7.30pm in St Mary's Church in aid of St Mary’s Church Building Fund. The choir will be joined by the highly-talented Stella Quartet (pictured), all graduates from the Royal College of Music. They will be playing Mozart's dazzling Dissonance Quartet, followed by a selection by Cole Porter and other well-known pieces, while the choir will sing hits from popular musicals, including The Lion King and Les Miserables. So come and join us for this special concert. Tickets (£10) are available from St Mary's Shop or the Violin Shop on Market Hill. Michael Warden