The orchestra’s normal public face is as it has been since the 1930s, in ‘at home’ performances for invited friends and associates, normally in weeks shortly before Christmas and Easter. In an earlier period, occasional more formal public performances included the orchestra’s collaboration in concerts with the Woodbridge Choral Society, particularly when Philip Haines conducted both bodies.
More recent public performances have been presented to local audiences in church or community premises. A concert given at the Hollesley Bay Institution was warmly received. In 2010 the orchestra presented a popular public performance with the pianist John Paul Ekins in a programme that included Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.
Consideration of further public performances remains on the committee’s agenda as commemorative opportunities arise.