Raynham Recitals 24 September 3.30pm – Jacob Cordover

24 September 2017, 3.30pm
Jacob Cordover
The Spanish Guitar. Jacob Cordover’s performance has
‘the touch of magic’.

Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/raynham-recitals

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Recitals at Raynham Hall 23/24 September 2017

23 September 2017, 6.30pm
Michael Chance and his son Alexander
Maggie Cole and cello with two recorders in a programme devised to celebrate
the life of Alfred Deller who championed the repertoire
and ‘voice’ of the countertenor.

24 September 2017, 3.30pm
Jacob Cordover
The Spanish Guitar. Jacob Cordover’s performance has
‘the touch of magic’.

Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/raynham-recitals

Make it into a real occasion and stay for supper!
After the concert in the Marble Hall, you can extend the pleasure with a supper picnic in the fantastic State Rooms. Bring your own picnic (and cutlery) or order  delicious pre-prepared supper-in-a-box at £23 per head from the Ticketsource website. Raynham Hall champagne can be pre-ordered and will also be for sale on the night.

Supper places are limited to 50 in total and the Raynham Circle of Friends members have free places, normally £10 per person. Or you can eat in the grounds for free, before or after the concert. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Raynham Hall, Fakenham Norfolk NR21 7EP
Tel 01328 862133 email admin@raynhamhall.co.uk

About Raynham Hall
Raynham Hall near Fakenham, Norfolk has been the seat of the Townshend family for over 400 years. Raynham Recitals is a programme of chamber music held in what used to be the great hall of this Jacobean house designed and built by Sir Roger Townshend with his Master Mason William Edge. Later paved in marble by William Kent and embellished in C18th style, the Marble Hall epitomises the dual spirit of Raynham Hall. Lofty, elegant and flooded with light, it also has a clear but gentle resonance which is perfect for the intimate chamber music presented at the Raynham Recitals.

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This weekend in Norwich

This weekend we have two exciting concerts to share:
Saturday 2nd September – 7.30pm – Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Baroque and Norwich Cathedral are bringing

Brandenburg Concertos

Don’t miss this chance to enjoy 3 of the Brandenburg Concertos in one concert;
Nos 2,3,4, with a fine group of soloists:

SIMON MUNDAY – trumpet
(La Serenissima, London Brass, Dunedin Consort, English Baroque soloists)

(leader of the Gabrieli Players, guest director around UK and Europe)
(Hanover band, Ex-Cathedra, OAE)

The 6 Brandenburg Concertos take their name from the nobleman to whom they were dedicated, Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg.

They are full of variety and tuneful, virtuosic writing for the many solo instruments that they feature. Each concerto showcases a different solo combination:

Number 2 features Recorder, Oboe, Violin and a notoriously heroic natural trumpet part, not for the faint hearted, with accompanying strings. Simon Munday has made Brandenburg 2 a trade mark.

Number 3 is for 10 solo string players (3 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos and double bass) plus harpsichord; watch the themes bounce around between the players, each one of equal importance.

Number 4 features 2 recorders and a dazzling violin line, plus strings.

To entice you still further, our programme will also include:

– Telemann’s concerto for violin and trumpet
– JS Bach’s vibrant and ever popular violin concerto in E major
– Telemann’s hauntingly beautiful concerto in D minor for oboe

Buy tickets here


Chapel Concerts Autumn 2017
The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, Norwich

Sunday 3rd September 2017, 6:30pm

Michael McHale – piano

Beethoven: Sonata Op27/2 Moonlight
Chopin: Waltz Op.64/2, Mazurka Op.67/4, Ballade No.4, Nocturne Op.9/2
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Michael McHale website

MICHAEL McHALE who created quite an impression when he visited Norwich last January as one of Michael Collin’s weekend guests at JIC – his performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time was unforgettable – returns to Norwich on Sunday. His recital includes one of the giant pieces for the keyboard, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition – not to be missed.
Tickets £15 on the door



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The Voice Project with a new Winter Project – a chance to take part in a phenomenon!

Here is a great article in Outline about the new Voice Project Winter Production following their sell-out In the Arms of Sleep at the Assembly House in May this year. They are inviting anyone who would like to sing to join in, with a taster session on Tuesday 10 October.

Since 2008, The Voice Project has been creating unique site-specific choral performances. This winter, we’re very excited to be making a new piece to be performed in January 2018. It will be the next episode in our series of linked performances following on from Between Stars and The Arms of Sleep (‘one of the most magical nights of my life’ Outline Magazine) exploring themes of dreaming and waking – a point of light in the darkest part of the year.

Rehearsals will start on 17 October with a taster session on Tuesday 10 October. The taster session (£5) will be at the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW. All music is taught by experienced vocal leaders Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker. For more details, go to our website www.voiceproject.co.uk

The rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 17 October at the Friends Meeting House and some Saturdays at the United Reformed Church.

Dress Rehearsal – Friday 19 January
Performance – Saturday 20 January
£110 Standard / £95 Concessions / £130 Donation

For more info contact project co-ordinator Iain Lowery on info@voiceproject.co.uk or call 07786 940878


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Organ – free to a good home

Create Norwich is Trowse has an organ in good condition on offer and they can even deliver immediately. Please contact Stu at http://www.createnorwich.co.uk/


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Academy of St Thomas with Finn McEwan

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Rossini Italian Girl in Algiers, Schubert Symphony No 3, Glazunov Saxophone Concerto Arnold Serenade for small orchestra

Finlay McEwen is returning to his native county of Norfolk to perform with the Academy of St Thomas having been named Norfolk Young Musician of the Year in 2013 and studying at the Guildhall School of Music at At Andrew’s Church, Hingham.

For ticket details check the website. Tickets will be on sale at St George’s Music Shop in St George’s Street, Norwich Telephone 01603 626414 and online from Ticketsource.co.uk/ast

Follow on Twitter @ASTNorwich

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Lute recital at the Chapel, Park Lane this Friday 11 August

Under the auspices of  David Van Edwards, the well known Norwich Luthier, WILLIAM CARTER , the distinguished American lute player will give a recital at The Chapel this Friday 11th August at 7.30pm – programme below.

If you also wish to  hear the beautiful sounds of  theorbo playing at its finest, this is your opportunity. Do come along, Roger

 The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, NR2 3EF
Friday 11th August 2017, 7:30pm
Tickets £15 on the door
David van Edwards promotion

William Carter – lute & theorbo
Music by John Dowland & Anthony Holbourne
William Carter website

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