Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music new season tickets are on sale

With autumn approaching, NNCM tickets for the 2019-2020 are now on general sale. You can buy them through the NNCM website here or from St George’s music Shop, 17-19 St George’s St., Norwich NR3 1AB 01603 626414

You may still assure yourself of a seat at every concert by becoming a Season Ticket holder, and you can secure a discount on your tickets by becoming a Member (on-line application form for both here). Whatever way you book your tickets, early application is advised for our more popular concerts

Everyone is invited to our AGM and performances by Norfolk Young Musicians at 6.00 pm on September 14th in the JIC Conference Centre Foyer. Season ticket Holders and Members are eligible to vote on any resolution.

The concert series then begins the following week:  Click the names for more details and to buy tickets

September 21   Eric Lu (piano)
October 5   Lendvai String Trio
October 13   Miklos Perényi (cello)
November 2    Zoltán Féjervári (piano)
November 21   Andrè Schuen (baritone) and Daniel Heide (piano)
December 7   Castalian String Quartet
January 25 – January 26   Nicholas Daniel and Friends
February 15 – February 16   James Ehnes (violin) and Andrew Armstrong (piano)
February 29   Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
March 22   Brentano Quartet
April 18   Trio Wanderer

Our final concert, a Beethoven recital by Richard Goode on May 16th 2020, will form part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Ticket availability will be announced in due course

We hope you will be able to join us on many occasions during this season

With best wishes

Peter Lawson
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music











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Assembly House Classical 12 September

Assembly House Classical

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Into Opera Festival 8-11 August 2019

Message from director Genevieve Raghu

The inaugural season of the Norfolk Into Opera Festival opens today at the beautiful Octagon Barn in Little Plumstead! If you can make it along between 8-11 August it would be great to see you there.

Classic FM have picked up on our Norfolk theme for The Elixir of Love and news of the festival:

I should say that there won’t be any live animals in our production (!) although three little pigs do feature in one moment of the show…!

The Elixir of Love will be performed with orchestra, Istante Collective conducted by John Andrews on 8/10/11 August starring international tenor Thomas Elwin and soprano Fleur de Bray. Our Opera Unwrapped Gala Concert headlined by lyric tenor Christopher Turner with remarkable pianist Charles Kilpatrick, takes place on 9th August and at the concert there will be a glass of champagne for all guests on arrival and a string quartet playing during this pre-concert reception! Children from St Francis of Assisi Primary, Avenue Junior and Sprowston Junior will feature alongside our professional artists in this production.
I really would be so grateful for your support and it would be wonderful to see you there if you can make it along. Hopefully this will be the first of many seasons for the opera festival in Norfolk!
We have a pop-up bar on site serving a selection of drinks including our very own Elixir of Love cocktail! Audiences are encouraged to bring picnics/picnic blankets etc for weekend matinee performances and a hog roast and vegetarian buffet is included in the ticket price for the opening night on Thursday.
To book online please head to our
To book by phone please call Norwich Theatre Royal: 01603 630000
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Head Out Not Home 4 July to 29 August

Norwich-BID-HONH-Facebook-Page-Header-2Organised by Norwich BID (business Improvement District), Head Out Not Home is a fantastic programme of summer events, on Thursday evenings on a number of ‘stages’ around the city centre from 4 July to 29 August, 4.40pm to 8pm.
This week Sistema Norwich are playing with the Vagaband, Thursday 1 August 2019 plus
16:40, 17:50, 19:00
London Street : Jester
Jester is a comedy juggler and an all-round entertainer
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate : The Vagaband Orchestra
For the penultimate performance in Sistema in Norwich’s Arts Council funded ‘Performance Project’, they bring their collaboration between the Colegate Nucleo Orchestra and the Vagaband to Head Out, Not Home.
17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Upper Close Green, Cathedral grounds Sonic Youths present Leon O’Leary
Leon O’Leary is an indie-folk singer-songwriter from the Suffolk Coast in England, growing up surrounded by pine forests and the wildness of the Suffolk coast at his doorstep. Leon performs and writes with the influences of artists such as Ben Howard, Bear’s Den, David Gray, Sam Fender, James Bay and Bruce Springsteen. He has had tracks played on BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk and has recorded live at the world-renowned Decoy Studios.
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman’s Walk :
Ben Grizzly and the Loose Leaf Drifters
The Loose Leaf Drifters are a wandering line up of multi-instrumentalists led by songwriter Ben Grizzly playing off-the-cuff untraditional Norfolk Country Blues.
17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory’s Green : The Rabbitts
The Rabbitts are a British folk duo composed of Odhran and Lucy, whose music is gentle, fun and riddled with natural imagery. As a couple the pair draw inspiration from their relationship, as well as old folk music and the new places they travel. The Rabbitts are both Environmental Science graduates and aim to translate their love and care for the planet through their nature-inspired song writing. #honh
Check out the website for the programme for the next few weeks
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Buhara Ensemble at Anteros Arts, Tuesday 23 July 2019


Exciting new ensemble which blends classical and jazz styles with traditional Turkish sounds

New to Norwich, with their first performance at Anteros Arts in Fye Bridge Street, this multi-national ensemble was founded by Firdevs Eke in Ghent in Belgium in 2005 as a flexible group to present compositions and arrangements that combine different musical influences from her Eastern/Turkish roots with classical music, jazz and flamenco in fresh ways.

Its current formation is a trio which includes jazz saxophonist Sam Lewis, originally from Norwich but trained in Manchester. His influences span from the 1950s jazz era, through the last 60 years of popular music and across to India where he studied Indian Classical Music. He has been involved with a number of interesting projects such as nu-jazz quartet Emu, Indian jazz fusion band Rangeela, Hans Prya, a genre-hopping 12-piece band put together by members of Snarky Puppy and also internationally renowned UK Hip-Hop band The Mouse Outfit with whom he has toured extensively across the UK and Europe.

Ivars Galenieks, a venturesome double bass player, who started his musical career as a classical bassist in Latvia where he worked at the State Operetta Theater in Riga and the Latvian State Symphony Orchestra. He was regularly invited to perform at jazz festivals in the Soviet Union with a variety of internationally known artists such as saxophonist Frank Foster, pianist Julian Joseph, organist Barbara Dannerlein, to name a few.  In the UK,  Ivars performed with Tom Harris trio, Phil Brooke and Simon Brown. Has been involved in activities of Norwich Jazz Club and Dereham Jazz Society sharing stage with renowned artists such as Peter King, Simon Spillett and Julian Siegl. At present, Ivars is the principal bassist of the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra.

Firdevs Eke is a striking composer and pianist who is based in Norwich. She was born in Istanbul and grew up in Seville, Spain. Strongly influenced by the folkloric traditions of both these cultures, Firdevs developed a distinctive style based on her classical training. She gained a Professional Diploma in Piano in Seville, and a Master in Arts (Composition) with Distinction from the Conservatory of Ghent. She performs as a solo pianist and in various chamber music formats and has developed a comprehensive repertoire including her own compositions. In Norwich, Firdevs teaches piano and composition and writes for different instrumental settings and performs her compositions.

Tuesday 23 July, 7.30pm
Anteros Arts Foundation
11–15 Fye Bridge Street
Norwich NR3 1LJ
Tickets: £8.50/£6 concs advance via
or £10/£6 on the door

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Reminder Sunday 14 July

Shir flyer (1)

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Even You Song at King’s Lynn Minster Monday 15 July 2019 6.30pm

Even You Song

A new work based on Choral Evensong and inspired by the idea of travelling to the moon.

Monday 15th July, 6.30pm at Kings Lynn Minster Cathedral as part of the Kings Lynn Festival. Tickets: £14 (£7 concession)

Booking available at (direct ticket link here) or by calling the box office on 01553 764864.

Even You Song is a new choral work based on the candid responses from a series of interviews with twelve Peterborough couples about a potential trip tothe moon. Devised by artist Bettina Furnée, poet Lucy Sheerman and composer Cheryl Frances Hoadand performed as part of this year’s Kings Lynn Festival and Young Norfolk Arts Festival.

It will be performed by Director of Music Jane Wells with the Even You Song Choir, Kings Lynn Minster Organist and Director of Music Adrian Richards and around 60 school children drawn from St Martha’s, Tilney All Saints, Anthony Curton and West Lynn primary schools – set against a background of digital projections.

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