Norwich Baroque play Bach on Saturday 25 March at Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich

Saturday 25 March 2017, 7.30pm
Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich

Bach by Arrangement

The next in our live programme notes series, this concert features Norwich-born music historian, Dr Simon Heighes, who will bring alive the music as he sets it in context socially, historically and artistically.

With friends of the ensemble soprano, Jayne May-Sysum and tenor, Daniel Bartlette, the team will explore Bach’s use and re-use of his own music as well as parts of the re-constructed St Mark Passion.

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Tribute to Prelude Records closing 25 March 2017

At the last Music in Norwich Forum meeting there was a unanimous resolution to express our thanks and gratitude to Andrew Cane and his team at Prelude Records who have been a  central hub and source of classical music in Norwich for over 30 years.

Everyone at the meeting was sorry to acknowledge the loss that this shop will be both as a source of music expertise but also for ticket sales and information exchange, publicity.

For many organisations, Chris Duarte at St George’s Music Shop in St George’s Street, Norwich near St Andrew’s Hall has stepped in to provide walk-up and telephone ticket sales, whilst Theatre Royal has filled the gap for others.

But all will miss Andrew and Prelude nevertheless – here is his message to the public about the closure.

Prelude Records Closure

It is with deep sadness that we have to inform our many loyal customers that Prelude Records will close its business on Saturday 25th March 2017. We have explored every possible avenue to avoid this, but sadly increasing costs and huge changes in the record industry have made closure inevitable.

Website orders will be processed up until midnight on 17th March.

It has been such a pleasure sharing with you our deep love of music over the last 31 years.  Norwich is one of the few places in the UK to have kept its specialist classical record shop for so long, and that is thanks to you – our amazingly supportive customers.

Thank you all for your custom and encouragement over the years.

Andrew Cane

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Keswick Hall Choir, Saturday 29 April 2017, 7.45pm Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich NR2 2PA

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Keswick Hall Choir, Saturday 29 April 2017, 7.45pm
Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich NR2 2PA


Choral music from the Americas, including the earliest printed polyphonic piece from South America. Much of the programme is based around the music of Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, who moved to Mexico from Spain in 1622. A double-choir psalm and a Mass setting will be contrasted with other shorter pieces, some in the Quechua language. Pieces by North American composers Leonard Bernstein (choruses from The Lark) and Eric Whitacre (Cloudburst) and the Argentinean Astor Piazzolla (Libertango) will complete the programme, much of which will also include an assortment of percussion.

Matthew Wadsworth & Toby Carr (Baroque guitar & theorbo)
Andy Newman and students from Notre Dame High School (percussion)
David Dunnett (organ)

Tickets £9.00/14.00
Students £6.00
Children under 14 £4.00

Tickets available on the door or from Prelude Records (Telephone: 01603


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Norwich Philharmonic at The Halls in Norwich Saturday 18 March 7.30pm

Saturday 18th March 2017, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich

HAYDN: The Seasons

Cecilia Osmond (soprano)
Mark Dobell (tenor)
Jonathan Brown (bass)

Norwich Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra
conducted by David Dunnett

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Concerts at the Chapel, Park Lane Norwich NR2 3EF

The Chapel in Park Lane is a beautiful, small and intimate venue, owned and programmed by Roger Rowe who is also involved in the Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music Club

Tom Poster, <> winner of the Scottish International Piano Competition, gives a recital  at The Chapel on Sunday at 6.30pm of Schubert and Chopin but unusually includes an interesting selection of Gershwin songs in a variety  of arrangements by Earl Wild, Michael Finnissey and Tom Poster himself – all welcome just pay (£15) on the door, Roger

“And what can I say about the excellent Tom Poster? His versatility and unerring sense of what works best marks him out as a musician’s musician and everyone in the business should be beating a path to his door”

–       MusicWeb International, Cheltenham Festival

The Chapel, Park Lane, NR2 3EF
Sunday 19th March 2017, 6:30pm
Tom Poster – piano

  • Programme:
  • Schubert: Four Impromptus, D899
  • Gershwin: Songs (transcribed by Earl Wild, Michael Finnissy and Tom Poster)
  • Chopin: Ballades Nos. 3 and 4

Tom Poster website


Sunday 26th March 2017, 6:30pm
Oliver Wass – harp

Bach – Lute Suite No. 1 BWV 996
Britten – Suite for Harp Op. 83
De Falla – Spanish Dance No. 1 from La Vida Breve
Misha Mullov-Abbado – premiere of new commission

Oliver Wass website

Sunday 2nd April 2017, 6:30pm
Yu Kosuge – piano

  • Programme:
  • J S Bach: Aria, BWV 989
  • Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major, Op.53, ‘Waldstein’
  • Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketches I and II
  • Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B minor

Yu Kosuge website

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Academy of St Thomas with Emma Johnson on Sunday 12 March 3pm

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Sunday 12 March 2017, 3pm
St Andrew’s Hall, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich NR3 1AU

Programme to include:
Hawes Clarinet Concerto

Emma Johnson clarinet
Christopher Adey conductor

The AST is honoured to have been invited to premiere a new clarinet concerto by East Anglian composer Patrick Hawes.

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Norfolk County Music Festival 27 February to 10 March 2017


Norfolk County Music Festival supports amateur musicians and singers on their musical journey, whether that’s solo or in a duet, band or orchestra. From classical piano and strings through to African drumming, jazz, percussion, school choirs, guitars and ukulele orchestras – this annual Festival offers some of the most diverse entertainment in the region.

The Festival runs from 27 February to 10 March 2017, throughout Norwich, attracting over 4000 performers, giving both adults and young people the chance to perform, learn and share their love of music.

The programme of concerts takes place in a  variety of  venues and you can find the listings on the Festival website. Tickets to each show cost £2.50 per adult and free for under 18’s. There’s no need to book, just turn up.

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