Chamber Music weekend 21/22 January 2017 at John Innes Centre

This year’s January Chamber Music weekend – Sat 21 & 22 January – looks exceptional with Michael Collins & his distinguished  friends hosting a feast of music including rare performances in Norwich  of  Beethoven’s Septet (one of his most popular works in his lifetime) and Schubert’s magical OctetMichael Collins has assembled a first class team including Alexander Sitkovetsky, Thomas Carroll, Philip Dukes & Richard Watkins – so expect great performances!

The 2017 Norfolk Young Musician Competition takes place at the John Innes Conference Centre, Colney on Sunday 15 January from 10 – 5.30. 16 young musicians of Grade 8 standard from across the county will each present a 15 minute programme of music which will be adjudicated by the world renowned harpist Danielle Perrett. Admission is free and audience are welcome to come and go between performances. The winners will be announced at 5.30pm. N&N Chamber Music sponsor the Woodwind prize – so please pop in if you are free.

N&N Chamber Music Weekend 
John Innes Centre 
21st & 22nd January 2017
Tickets: Prelude 01603 628319 or online  www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk or on the door

Michael Collins & Friends

Alexander Sitkovetsky & So Ock Kim – violins Philip Dukes – viola Thomas Carroll – cello Lynda Houghton – double bass Richard Watkins – horn Daniel Jemison – bassoon Michael McHale – piano

Saturday 21st January 2017, 7:30pm

  • Pre-concert discussion with Michael Collins at 6:30pm
  • Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op.20
  • Schubert: Octet in F major, D.803

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 11:30am

  • Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.2 in E flat, Op.120/2
  • Weber: Grand Duo Concertante, Op.48
  • Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata

Sunday 22nd January 2016, 3:00pm

  • Pre-concert introduction to Messiaen‘s Quartet for the End of Time by Professor Peter Hill at 1:45pm
  • Bartok: Contrasts for violin, clarinet & piano
  • Stravinsky: Soldiers Tale Suite
  • Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

 

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The Voice Project Winter project: BETWEEN STARS

January 21st – 7pm & 9pm
Norwich Cathedral

Two performances in, and inspired by, Norwich Cathedral and the darkness and clarity of the seasonal sky. This will be a large-scale performance piece comprising the 140-member Voice Project Choir along with professional solo singers and instrumentalists. As with all Voice Project performances the event is a conversation between the performers and the building and the lighting design (by Tim Tracey) will reveal hidden parts of this great cathedral. Most of the music has been specially-created for this promenade event and is directed by Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker.

Tickets £14 / £10 Conc. / £5 Child (Under 12)

Buy tickets for The Voice Project Presents: Between Stars - 7:00pm Show

The Voice Project has an annual winter project which is a series of open access singing rehearsals that culminates in a performance, this time at Norwich Cathedral.

For more details of performances and singing workshops please visit www.voiceproject.co.uk

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2 Concerts at The Chapel, Park Lane 2017

Thursday 5 January 2017
Unfortunately, the Chiarascuro Quartet have had to postpone their visit  due to illness ‘til later in the year but Alina Ibragimova has kindly agreed to step in to give a solo violin recital which will include Bach’s Sonata & Partita No 3 and Ysaye’s 4th, 5th & 6th sonatas.

Those of you who have heard her recent highly praised recording of the Ysaye masterpieces will know that we are in for a very special evening.

On Sunday 8 January 6.30pm the Scottish baritone Thomas Humphries with Raya Costova presents a ravishing programme of songs by Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov. Thomas Humphries is fast making a name for himself as a Wigmore prize winner and in opera with Glyndebourne Touring (Servio in Traviata) and Grange Park (Marcello in Boheme).

P.S. Don’t forget to book for the Michael Collins & friends weekend at JIC – a real feast of music by what promises to be an outstanding ensemble

The Chapel, Park Lane
Thursday 5 January 2017, 7:30pm

Alina Ibragimova – violin

Bach Sonata & Partita No 3
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonatas 4,5&6

Alina Ibragimova website

 

The Chapel, Park Lane
Sunday 8th January 2017, 6:30pm

Thomas Humphreys – baritone
Raya Kostova – piano

  • Russian Songs by Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov

Thomas Humphreys website
Raya Kostova website

 

Friday 20th January 2017, 7:30pm

Elizabeth Watts – soprano

Malcom Martineau – piano

  • Schubert lieder

Elizabeth Watts website

Malcom Martineau website

 

 

John InnesSeries Concerts 2016/17

Chamber Music Weekend 2017

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January 2017

Michael Collins & Friends

Alexander Sitkovetsky & So Ock Kim – violins

Philip Dukes – viola

Thomas Carroll – cello

Lynda Houghton – double bass

Richard Watkins – horn

Daniel Jemison – bassoon

Michael McHale – piano

  • Saturday 21st January 2017, 7:30pm
  • Pre-concert discussion with Michael Collins at 6:30pm
  • Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op.20
  • Schubert: Octet in F major, D.803
  • Sunday 22nd January 2017, 11:30am
  • Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.2 in E flat, Op.120/2
  • Weber: Grand Duo Concertante, Op.48
  • Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata
  • Sunday 22nd January 2016, 3:00pm
  • Pre-concert introduction to Messiaen‘s Quartet for the end of Time by Professor Peter Hill at 1:45pm
  • Bartok: Contrasts for violin, clarinet & piano
  • Stravinsky: Soldiers Tale Suite

Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

 

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Norwich Pops New Year’s Day concert

Happy New Year everyone!

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Sunday 1 January 2017, 3pm
TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR’S DAY CONCERT 2017

Our ever-popular concert including waltzes and polkas to welcome the new year.

Catherine May will be delighting us with these stunning arias

The Doll Aria (Les oiseaux dans la charmille) from Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Offenbach
Juliette’s Waltz aria (Ah! je veux vivre) from Romeo et Juliette – Gounod
Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante from Carmen – Bizet
Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss from Giuditta – Lehar
One More Kiss from Follies – Sondheim
Out of my Dreams from Oklahoma – Rodgers and Hammerstein

Also on the New Year’s Day Programme

Cinderella Overture – Rodgers and Hammerstein
Barataria, March – Komzak
Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna – Suppe
A Guid New Year (arr. Davidson)
The Beautiful Blue Danube – Strauss II
Radetzky March – Strauss I

More about Catherine May on her website: http://catherinemay.net

Tickets on sale available from Prelude Records,
25B St. Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JN Tel: 01603 628319 Or online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk

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Norwich Phil Orchestra and Chorus tonight at St Andrew’s Hall

Tuesday 20 December 2016, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich

FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra Norwich Philharmonic Chorus

David Dunnett conductor

Tickets now on sale from:
Prelude Records,
St Giles Street, Norwich http://www.preluderecords.co.uk
01603 628319. http://www.norwichphil.ticketsource.co.uk Info: http://www.norwichphil.org.uk

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Norwich Baroque Messiah at Norwich Cathedral 17 December 7.30pm

Saturday 17 December 2016, 7.30pm
Norwich Cathedral

Messiah by Candlelight                  

This is Norwich Baroque’s annual atmospheric and timeless start to Christmas week. Tickets usually sell out, so act quickly and free yourself from the bustle and commercial pressure of the high street and instead join them in our magnificent Cathedral to celebrate Handel’s way.

Tickets for all 2016-17 Norwich Baroque concerts are on sale at Prelude Records 01603 628319 at prices varying from £8–£20 with children £5 and for concerts at the Cathedral also from the Theatre Royal Box Office 01603 630000 or via the Cathedral website.

About Norwich Baroque
Performing with eminent soloists from the early music world, Norwich Baroque has established a niche for itself in the cultural life of the region. In their  10th anniversary year they are performing five concerts of great contrast: Vivaldi’s ever-fresh Four Seasons, Rebels and Reverends featuring some music way ahead of its time, two masterpieces of choral writing from Bach and Handel (the great Mass in B minor and Messiah) plus their own celebration of Christmas.

Looking ahead to 2017 you can choose from an evening with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Diana Moore, another in their hugely popular Live Programme Notes series of concerts with Dr. Simon Heighes and Bach’s awe inspiring St Matthew Passion. 

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Brook Street Band Sunday 18 December 6.30pm at The Chapel Park Lane, Norwich

The Brook Street Band make a welcome return visit for their annual concert of festive music for Christmas by Handel, Purcell and  Bach  – with a glass mulled wine. Both this concert and the Chiaroscuro Quartet recital on 5th January are likely to be very popular so you are advised to email r.rowe@paston.co.uk to make sure of a place.
The Chapel, Park Lane NR2 3EF
Sunday 18th December 2016, 6:30pm

Brook Street Band

Nicki Kennedy  soprano
Farran Scott baroque violin
Tatty Theo baroque cello
Robin Bigwood  harpsichord

A programme of music for Christmas by Purcell, Bach and Handel

Brook Street Band website

 

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